Washington Post: Here’s how good a shot Democrats have of actually winning the House

2016, House of Representatives

The Washington Post provides an update on the House races and the chances of it flipping from Republican to Democratic control.


The Fix has just updated its 2016 House race ratings, and while some races have moved in Democrats’ favor, several others have moved in Republicans’ favor. It’s just too early to know the full effect of Trump’s terrible two weeks and how much it filters downballot; it takes time to conduct polling, and polling of House races is scattershot as it is.

What we do know: To take over the House, Democrats need to pretty well run the table. We currently rate 52 seats as at least somewhat competitive, and Democrats would need to win 38 — 71 percent — of them to get to 218 seats and a House majority.