Election 2014

GOP Poised to Expand House Majority, Too

Republicans could grab 10 to 15 seats


In 2014, the high-stakes battle for control of the U.S. Senate, rather than individual House races, has gotten most of the attention from pollsters and the news media. However, the most recent data from national and district-level surveys suggests that while they're polling significantly behind the level of the 2010 GOP wave, Republicans are poised to expand their U.S. House majority on Tuesday, gaining at least a half dozen seats and perhaps as many as 10 to 15.

Compared to the U.S. Senate races, publicly released polling at the level of individual U.S. House seats is rare. Heading into the final weekend of campaign 2014, for example, HuffPost Pollster had found less than a dozen House contests for which 5 or more polls have been released publicly.