Senate Democrats have a lot of seats to defend in the 2018 election cycle. Out of the 33 seats to be decided, 25 are held by Democrats or Independents that caucus with them.
The news just got worse for Democrats, according to a nonpartisan analysis.
Several seats that were leaning Democrat are trending toward Republicans.
“Democrats were already concerned that the 2018 elections might not bring them control of the House and Senate — things they’ve wished for since Donald Trump was elected President in November 2016. But, according to the Cook Political report, which tracks and predicts Congressional races across the country, the 2018 midterms might be worse than expected for Democrats.
Jennifer Duffy writes that Cook has changed its mind on only five races — and only one of those shifted leftward. Four Senate races that had been trending Democratic, the Cook Political Report writes, have shifted in favor of Republicans.”
You can read the full analysis from The Cook Political Report here.
Some political analysts think the Senate could go further toward Republicans.
Some think there will be a super majority of 60 Republicans in the Senate after the 2018 elections:
I’ve been saying it for a while:
— Harlan Z. Hill (@Harlan) August 12, 2017
Is it time for Democrats to panic?