Congressman Don Young (R-AK) has become the longest-serving Republican in the House of Representatives, surpassing the record held by the former Speaker of the House Joseph Cannon (R-IL) who once observed, “The House is the most peculiar assemblage in the world and only a man who has had long experience there can fully know its idiosyncrasies. It’s true we engage in fierce combat. We’re often intense partisans. Sometimes we are unfair yet, I venture to say that nowhere else will you find such a ready appreciation of merit and character.” [Speaker Pelosi 3/6/19]
Approval of the Congress generally remains in the tank.
|Real Clear Pol. 5/14/19||22.0%||66.2%|
|Real Clear Pol. 4/2/19||22.8%||66.8%|
|Real Clear Pol. 3/26/19||20.8%||68.8%|
|Real Clear Pol. 2/26/19||19.4%||70.0%|
|Real Clear Pol. 1/1/19||19.6%||69.3%|
|Real Clear Pol. 1/4/18||15.8%||72.6%|
[WW uses Jessica Taylor and the Cook Political Report for the House chart below.]
The House of Representatives
- Democrats 236
- Republicans 200
|Safe in 2020||183||162|
[WW uses Jennifer E. Duffy of the Cook Political Report and Inside Elections for the Senate chart below.]
In 2020, Republicans will be defending 22 seats while Democrats will be defending 12 seats.
Gary Peters moves from Safe to Likely, Joni Ernst moves from Safe to Likely.
The hill the Democrats must climb to take control of the Senate looks pretty steep at this point.
- Republicans 53
- Democrats 45
- Independents 2
|Seats not up in 2020||33||31||2|
|Safe in 2020||8