In a new poll, the GOP is poised to pick up another seat in Congress.
While the GOP could not even reach its best-case scenario in the last election, the latest poll indicates that if the GOP wins control of the House of Representatives and the White House, it will be the largest party in history.
The poll conducted by Quinnipiac University shows that Republicans would pick up at least a dozen House seats in 2018, including two seats that could be contested by Democrats, and three seats that were held by the Democrats before the election.
The survey found that Republicans are expected to win a total of 218 seats, while Democrats would win at least 160 seats.
That would be the biggest gain of any party in modern times.
The Democrats currently hold 242 seats.
“The Republican Party has had a very good first year, and there are many signs that they can keep their momentum going, and get back into the majority in Congress,” said Mark Mellman, a professor at American University.
“They’ve had a good month and a half in the House.
We’ve had an awful month and an awful half.
But I don’t think there’s a sign yet that the party will lose the majority of seats in Congress.”
The poll showed that Republicans have a strong chance of winning at least one House seat in the midterms, which could help Republicans regain control of Congress for the first time since 1998.
The numbers show that the Republican Party is gaining ground in the 2018 midterm elections, with a slight majority of Americans saying they would vote for the party if the midterm elections were held today.
That could be enough to keep the party from losing control of both chambers of Congress.
Republicans are also likely to pick-up another seat.
The Republican National Committee has announced it is targeting seats in Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia in 2018.
While Republicans have won seats in these states in recent years, they are also going to have a tough time picking up a seat in these same states in 2018 because they are so conservative in their base.
“There are a lot of seats that have been in play that are not going to be competitive for Republicans, and that’s why the RNC is focusing so much of their resources in those areas,” Mellman said.
“That’s what they’re trying to do.
But we do see a number of seats where there’s very strong GOP support, and the RNC and House leadership is looking at a lot in terms of seats to target.”
Democrats are also trying to pick off seats.
The GOP could win seats in the Florida, Colorado, Montana and North Carolina districts, which all go to Democrats.
The next three races that Republicans will try to pick back up seats are in Texas, Arizona, and Michigan.
Republicans have already lost seats in Kansas, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
In a sign of the strength of the Republican base, Republicans have picked up seats in four states in the Midwest that were once Democratic strongholds: Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, according to the Quinnipac poll.
The House could be a big winner for Republicans in the 2020 midterms.
Democrats have already picked up five seats in that group, but the party still has a long way to go to win back control of either the House or the Senate.
The new poll found that the GOP would pick-back at least six seats in 2020.
“I think it’s a good indication that the House is really the safe seat in 2020,” Mellum said.
In terms of the Senate, Republicans would have a 50-50 chance of picking up the chamber, and Democrats would have at least 20 seats in control.
“If the Senate were to elect a Democratic president, they would still have control of at least two chambers of government,” Mellom said.
Democrats would also pick-off three seats, but Mellman noted that Republicans’ chances of picking off three seats are better.
“Even if the Republicans were to win the House in 2020, I think the Democrats would still be able to pick some seats up, so we’re not really in any kind of scenario where they are completely safe from being able to get the Senate back in control,” he said.
The 2018 midterm election is set to be a close one, and if Republicans pick up seats and the GOP does not pick up a majority, the party would face the prospect of a four-year term in office.
The Quinnipacs poll also showed that Americans have a mixed opinion of the GOP’s legislative agenda, with 44 percent of respondents saying the GOP agenda is good and 36 percent saying it is bad.
That’s a bit more positive than the findings from previous polls.
The polls also found that 56 percent of Americans believe that the Republicans have the best interests of the country at heart.
That is more positive ratings for Republicans than for Democrats, but Democrats were slightly more positive on the GOP-centered agenda than Republicans were.