Well, generally I would say no one knows. I have a strong suspicion that polls are not capturing the undercurrents of this election. Perhaps I’m being hopeful not realistic but this has the feel of a continuation of a revolt. I feel about this as I did 2016 where I believed Trump was riding a wave and predicted he would win. I know the polls say otherwise, but…..
Otherwise I would say that any conservative or Republican who does not vote straight R, regardless of personality is voting for the radical lefts dream of “mob rule,” and the dismantling of the Republic.
Ben Cline wins with 59%Denver Riggleman wins with 52%Dave Brat wins with 51%Rob Wittman wins with 56%
Scott Taylor wins with 53%Comstock too close to call
Corey Stewart closer than the polls showGOP Keeps the Senate adding 2-3 seatsControl of the House too close to call.
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Dave Brat 50-49,
Rob Wittman 60-40
Denver Riggleman 54-46
Scott Taylor 53-47
Morgan Griffin 61-39
Tim Kaine 63-33
Brat loses by 4Comstock loses by 12All else is chalk
Comstock will defy all odds and win
Corey Stewart has no chance
In the Senate I see an outcome of 52-48 under Republican Control with key Victories by McSally in AZ and Heller in NV. They have been trending in the right direction and Democrats haven’t gotten the early voting tidal wave to offset the greater numbers of Republicans who show up on election day. Trump approval rating according to recent polls is in the neighborhood of 46-47 which is not enough to heavily sway the independent vote.
This election is really hard to judge, based upon data gleaned from 2016 and the ever present misleading polls.The best data comes from early voting turnout and absentee voting. Adding that together I see 3-4 US senate seat gain for the GOP and the House being a very close contest. Right now I am leaning towards the GOP holding the House by a slim margin. And if they do, maybe this time they will realize they have to act like Republicans to keep the conservative base.I also think that if the Democrats somehow win the House, the leadership they have picked will be such a dumpster fire, that it would lead to a huge Republican tsunami in 2020. Maybe that is the best result. For many of the Republicans in danger this election are at best considered moderates and it would help energize the base for the most important election, the 2019 Virginia State Election Cycle.Sorry, but given the state of our Republic we need constitutional warriors in office, for socialism is just around the corner if the Republicans play compromise games any more. In fact, we are almost there already.We need to be on the offensive, fighting to tear down 100 years of socialism rather than just holding the line as it is right now or slowly giving it away as many Republicans compromise it away. Maybe a cleansing is needed.But you asked for a forecast-
Brat wins by 3Comstock loses by 6 ptsKaine barely holds back Stewart.Rigglemen and Kline win.In other national races, I see Morrisey beating Manchin, Cruz cruising to victory, Massie and Amash easily winning their races and Wendy Rogers being a pickup for the GOP House Caucus in Arizona.But like everyone else, I am buried in races I am working on, so maybe my view is tinted red.
I think the GOP will have 57 Senators (maybe 60?) and keep the House with 225 seats.
My prediction for Election Day is that Republicans will hold both the Senate and House with comfortable margins. (“Comfortable” meaning enough capacity to advance the Trump agenda.)This prediction is based on “gut feeling,” not a scientific poll. So that probably makes me an outlier. My “gut feeling” is based on these factors:1) I believe that America experienced Divine intervention on November 7, 2016, to breathe new life into our Republic. And it’s not going to evaporate next Tuesday.2) Donald Trump is a force of nature. He is accomplishing more than can be seen, but that is reflected in historically low unemployment numbers, a vigorous economy, renewed respect for American might around the globe, and resurgence of confidence in the American spirit.3) During the Kavanaugh hearings, I sensed a sea change benefitting Republicans around the country, not necessarily affecting every GOP candidate, but certainly bringing attention to the lunacy of the Left that was enabled by Democrat Party leadership. The depth of disgust over the Left’s dangerous antics was enough to get voters’ attention and consider what the Republican Party has to offer.4) The advancing migrant “caravan” only puts in sharper focus the necessity for border security and immigration reform — two key components of the Trump win in 2016.5) Finally, have you seen the astonishing energy of the Trump rallies?! They may be the most important harbinger yet of what is to come on Election Day. Democrats have nothing like it.
I forecast the republicans pickup 5 in the US Senate to take them to 56.
I forecast Republicans hold the House 219-216.
Va 2 Scott Taylor Wins
Va 7 David Brat squeaks by
Va 5 David Riggleman by 5 points
Va 10 a virtual tie that breaks in favor of the challenger.
I firmly believe that the lack of support for Corey Stewart by the NRSC will result in his loss in a race he could have and should have won.
I also believe that if I am correct in estimating the republicans control both house and senate, there will be major rioting in the streets and conspiracies and lawsuits galore.
Republicans pick up 3 seats in the Senate. We hold the House by 2.
Virginia: Kaine beats Corey Stewart, but Stewart’s name recognition in Prince William County (which is now the 2nd largest voter pool in the state) will make the race closer than experts think. Kaine might not break 60% of the vote as a number of polls and experts suggest.
Wexton beats Comstock by 3-5 points in the VA 10th because Northern Virginia (particularly Loudoun and Fairfax) is now heavily minority and loaded with ex-Northeasterners. It’s “North Jersey Virginia.” Wexton is a stronger candidate than was Luann Bennett in 2016, who bested Comstock in Loudoun by 1,000 votes. Clinton won the 10th by 10 points over Trump and Northam romped here for Governor in 2017. If Comstock loses, it means the DC area (DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia) will have no Republican House or Senate member.
Brat beats Spanberger by 1 or 2 points in the VA 7th. She carries Chesterfield County, but his incumbency and fact rest of district is Republican and Trump Country will carry him to a narrow re-election victory. Trump carried the district by 6.5%.
Taylor beats Luria by 4 or 5 points in the VA 2nd due to his incumbency in a conservative-leaning district that Trump won by 3.5%
Riggleman, Cline win their respective races. No other surprises in House races.
Surprise of the night – Black voters either vote Republican or sit it out because of the bad behavior of the Resistocrat elitists, and improved economy, and growing like of Trump. This will limit the “Blue Wave” but Democrats will narrowly take control over the House since there are so many swing districts that are open seats. Republicans should be able to pick up net 3 seats in the U.S. Senate. But the black vote will come out for black Democratic gubernatorial elections in Florida and Georgia, and they may win those elections.
“Sore Losercrats” will claim GOP voter suppression in order to delegitimize the elections like they have been doing with Trump since 2016.
For me, this is a very difficult year to predict outcome because of the mainstream media being a strong wing of the Democratic Party. At the end of the day, I still believe there is a silent majority who (like me) thinks President Trump is doing a great job. If I am wrong, God help us; it will be a long two years. Here are my predictions…
- Republicans maintain the Senate and pick up Florida, Missouri, North Dakota, Montana, and West Virginia. Cruz wins. Possible pickup in Indiana and loss in Arizona for a wash. Arizona will be a huge loss if that happens. Right now it is the #1 rated state to own a gun in. If this state slips, I think it a sign of a not so distant future blue takeover there. If things go real well, we might even get a bonus in New Jersey or Michigan.
- Corey Stewart loses. I think we lost this one on primary day. I voted for Stewart and have written multiple letters to Catholics all over the place urging them to do so also. It is difficult to win a statewide election when you have spit on everyone from both parties. He’s just a horrible candidate. If Stewart loses, I hope he hangs it up, with regards to politics.
- Republicans maintain the House. In Virginia, Brat, Wittman, Cline, Riggleman, and Taylor win. Comstock and Dove not so much. Dove would have been a great get, but I just don’t think the votes are there in this very blue district. Not don’t know much about the other districts.I remain optimistic…or maybe I am just a fool…we’ll see.
Brat wins by 3%. He would have won by more if big Democrat PAC’s from across the nation hadn’t given his opponent many millions to produce ads filled with lies.
Cline and Griffth win easily
Scott Taylor wins by 3%
Denver Riggleman wins by 5%
Rob Wittman wins by 10%
Barbara Comstock pulls it out by a slight margin
Corey Stewart does better than I originally expected 42%, Kaine 55%.
We add 3 or 4 seats in the Senate and we hold the House by 2 to 5 seats.