The head of the Democratic Party Committee, which is said to have gained control of the House, predicted victory in Tuesday's midterm elections and predicted confidence, while President Trump and other Republican leaders are trying to fuel the burgeoning economy and fear of immigration take action to save their majority.
"We will win the House," said Dan Sena, Executive Director of the Democratic Congress Campaigning Committee, affirming the confidence of the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi (D-California), who made a similar prediction earlier this week.
His Republican counterpart, John Rogers, Executive Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee, predicted that voters would respond to fears of Washington's stalemate and a moribund economy by reviling Democrats and saving the GOP House majority, though with a narrow lead.
"I assume we may not know who controls the majority on election night," he said.
Both men spoke in interviews for an episode of C-SPAN's "Newsmakers," airing on Sunday. A Washington Post reporter participated in the survey.
Two years after the election of the Democratic electorate, Sena believes that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could not lose because of the "blue wall" of the party in the Midwestern United States. Clinton shockingly lost to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and thus the presidency.
Sena said the Democrats had several paths to victory on Tuesday.
"There are probably 15 to 20 seats that the Democrats will certainly lose. They then look at all the seats that are lined up or leaning, and there are about 20 more, "Sena said. "I can not tell you how all these seats will develop, but I can tell you that we will win some of them. That would give us a narrow majority. On a good night we could win a majority of them. "
The Democrats' conclusion, he said, will remain in health care training, while Rogers said the Republicans are stressing immigration to raise their conservative footing, as well as a "mob mentality of resistance" that would impede President Trump's agenda ,
"Just the thought that Nancy Pelosi retook the house and reached the reins of Congress to ruin this land," he said. "I think that will be really motivating for our people out there and should be, if you're a Republican."
Sena said he was not worried about Trump's recent appeals to his base.
"Every time Donald Trump does something, there is an opposite and the same reaction within the voters," he said. "I call it shaking the snowglobe. , , We wanted to be in a place where we could fight to get the majority, regardless of what he did. So, if he took races in South Carolina and West Virginia and could do something to put them away. , , in California there is an equivalent response that would help the Democrats in these places.
Democrats were able to expand the battlefield of the house by dozens of seats that were not competitive in previous cycles. This is partly due to the fact that individual Republican campaigns in key districts were badly overrated by their Democratic challengers. This has forced national groups like the Super PACs NRCC and GOP to spend a lot of money to keep the races competitive.
But Rogers said the impact of the democratic hardship benefit was ultimately negligible. "At some point, the television gets saturated, the internet gets saturated, your mailbox gets full, and you just have to have enough money to attend those races," he said.