According to RealClearPolitics, Democrats have won 221 seats, a loss of eight, in the House of Representatives and Republicans, 209, a gain of nine. Five races have not been called. Of those, one or two may wind up in the blue column and three to four in the red column. The final balance of power in the House will likely be either 222-213 or 223-212. Although the GOP will fall short of winning back control of the lower chamber, they’ve made tremendous gains.
Democrats had been convinced they would increase their majority. Liberal pollsters beclowned themselves this year with their overly optimistic predictions of a great blue wave that would hand their party total control of Congress. Unfortunately for them, this promised blue wave failed to materialize. And nowhere was that more apparent than in the House.
Faced with their humiliating Election Day rebuke, the blame game has begun.