Approval of the Congress is up roughly 5 points from where it was a year ago and disapproval is down 2 points.
|Real Clear Pol. 10/13/22||25.3%||65.8%|
|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 – 212 seats
- Vacancies – 3 seats
A total of 15 House members, 9 Republicans and 6 Democrats, have lost renomination in 2022. In 2020 a total of 21 House members lost, 5 Republicans and 16 Democrats, and in 2018 a total of 34 House members, 32 Republicans and 2 Democrats, lost renomination.
As of 10/4/22, 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||14||Likely GOP||12|
|Lean Dem||17||Lean GOP||11|
|Dem Toss up||21||GOP Toss up||10|
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|
|Warnock||PA – open|