Approval of the Congress is down roughly 8 points from where it was a year ago and disapproval is up 8 points.
|Real Clear Pol. 8/30/22||20.6%||67.4%|
|Real Clear Pol. 8/2/22||19.6%||71.0%|
|Real Clear Pol. 6/15/22||21.2%||69.0%|
|Real Clear Pol. 5/17/22||22.4%||68.0%|
|Real Clear Pol. 4/16/22||22.2%||67.5%|
|Real Clear Pol. 3/15/22||21.8%||67.8%|
|Real Clear Pol. 2/18/22||20.8%||68.3%|
|Real Clear Pol. 1/17/22||22.4%||66.4%|
|Real Clear Pol. 12/21/21||23.0%||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%|
The House of Representatives
Washington Watch uses the Cook Political Report for its report on elections in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Democrats – 220 seats
- Republicans – 211 seats
- Vacancies – 2 seats
A total of 14 House members, 8 Republicans, and 6 Democrats have lost renomination in 2022. This is the highest number since 1992 when 19 incumbents went down this way, including 5 Republicans and 14 Democrats.
This group includes 2 from Illinois, 2 from Michigan, 2 from New York, and 1 each from Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
As of 9/1/22, 49 House incumbents have announced they are not running for re-election.
The following are the current House race ratings for the coming election
Solid – Not competitive
Likely – These seats are not considered competitive at this point but have potential
Lean – These seats are considered competitive races, but one party has advantage
Toss Up – The most competitive either party has a good chance of winning
|Solid Democrat||162||Solid Republican||188|
|Likely Dem||13||Likely GOP||14|
|Lean Dem||15||Lean GOP||11|
|Dem Toss up||24||GOP Toss up||8|
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
Six U.S. Senators are retiring from public office; 1 Democrat and 5 Republicans. None are running for other office.
|Seats not up in 2022||34||30||2|
|Safe in 2022||9||15|
|Murray||AL – open|
|VT – open||Kennedy|
|OK – open|
|MO – open|
|Hassan||NC – open|