Approval of the Congress in 2021 peaked in August and has basically continued downward since then.
|Real Clear Pol. 12/21/21||23%||65.8%|
|Real Clear Pol. 11/30/21||22.2%||68.6%|
|Real Clear Pol. 10/12/21||25.0%||65.8%|
|Real Clear Pol. 9/1/21||28.5%||60.3%|
|Real Clear Pol. 8/3/21||31.4%||59.6%|
|Real Clear Pol. 6/15/21||28.8%||60.5%|
|Real Clear Pol. 5/18/21||35.0%||56.3%|
|Real Clear Pol. 5/4/21||36.3%||55.5%|
|Real Clear Pol. 4/6/21||34.3%||57.0%|
|Real Clear Pol. 3/2/21||29.7%||60.0%|
|Real Clear Pol. 2/22/21||26.3%||60.0%|
|Real Clear Pol. 1/5/21||18.7%||70.3%|
The House of Representatives
Washington Watch uses the Cook Political Report for its report on elections in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Democrats – 221 seats
- Republicans – 213 seats
- Vacancies – 1 seat
- FL – 20, special election 1/11/22 – Dem Seat
As of December 21, 2021, there are currently 36 seats in which incumbents have announced they are not running for re-election because they are either running for another office or retiring. 11 of those seats are currently held by Republicans and 25 by Democrats.
Four Republican members of the House and five Democratic members of the House are running for the U.S. Senate. One Democratic member of the House and one Republican member of the House are running for governor.
One Republican member and one Democrat member are running for attorney general. One Democrat is running for mayor and one Republican is running for Secretary of State.
[WW uses Jessica Taylor of the Cook Political Report and Inside Elections for the Senate chart below. When those two organizations do not agree, WW uses Sabato as a tie breaker.]
- Republicans – 50
- Democrats – 48
- Independents – 2
|Seats not up in 2022||34||30||2|
|Safe in 2022||10||16|
|Bennett||AL – open|
|Murray||MO – open|
|OH – open|
|Hasan||NC – open|
|PA – open|