The GOP made big gains in the House of Representatives this election. That trend is expected to continue and result in a GOP House majority in the 2022 election. An upcoming redistricting is only going to increase their odds of victory.
Redistricting gives GOP an advantage
Experts believe the GOP is poised to take control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 elections. Last month, Republicans flipped eleven seats in the Democrat controlled House, a major victory which shocked many on the Left. Now the GOP is just 12 seats short of controlling the chamber.
Historically, the party that holds the White House loses seats in midterm elections. That has been true for Democratic and Republican presidents going back to Ronald Reagan’s first midterm in 1982, with the exception of 1998 and 2002.
President-elect Joe Biden presents an immediate challenge for House Democrats heading into the 2022 midterm elections. One thing is for sure. Republican voters are pissed and they will come out in record numbers for the 2022 elections.
Republicans expect to win the House in 2020
“We start in a great position,” said Dan Conston, who runs the Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC affiliated with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. “But the last thing Republicans should be doing is measuring the drapes.”
Public opinion polls predicted the Democrats would flip as many as 15 GOP held districts this year. Instead, Republicans picked up 11 seats, giving them a total of 212.
Many on the Right are wondering how Joe Biden won the presidency when Republicans dominated the down ballot races. Especially when President Trump’s approval rating was 96% amongst Republican voters. This doesn’t make sense.
Trump is promising to remain on the scene as a major figure, possibly even running for president again in 2024.
He could give the Democrats a prominent Republican to run against as they attempt to shield themselves from any voter rebuke generated by the Biden White House. Win or lose, President Trump will continue to dominate the news cycle.
96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Also, just out, highest ever Approval Rating overall in the new Gallup Poll, and shows “Trump beating Sleepy Joe Biden.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2020