10 Senate Seats That Might Flip Unexpectedly:
Many things can change in a matter of months. Democrats now have to face a midterm environment that seems to be brighter than it was in the middle of the summer. There were some glimpses of optimism back in July for the party, which was preoccupied to hold on to its narrow Senate majority, especially right in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The ruling seemed to energize the Democratic base, which was welcomed since President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings. Democrats earned more confidence after realizing that running on abortion, as long as it’s framed in terms of rights and liberties, is extremely successful.
Plus, Democrats have enacted a sweeping health care plan, besides tax, climate law, and gas prices, while former President Doland Trump’s reputation went down after the reveal of the FBI’s search of his Mar-a-Lago home.
However, even if the Democrats have received mostly good news, Republicans still have strong chances of winning the Senate, especially given the economy in flux. All they need is a net gain of one set.
While Biden’s approval numbers have slightly improved in some polls, that’s not enough, given that most Americans are still disappointed in his performance. Plus, the historical trend of first-term presidents watching how their party loses congressional majorities just keeps unfolding. Let’s see what might change in the future: