The 2020 House of representatives election will occur on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and the seats for all 435 Congressional Districts of all 50 states (including US territories and the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia) will be up for grabs. Elected members will serve in the 117th US Congress, and while it is not yet known who will challenge the current incumbents, we will be sure to update this page with that information as the election draws nearer.
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US House Of Representatives Control (117th Congress)
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In the grand scope, no party stays in power forever. As elections cycle, so too do parties fall into and out of favor with voters in a cyclic fashion. However, right now, the Democrats control the US House of Representatives, 234-197 over Republicans. There is also one Independent, and there are three vacancies. It is unlikely that the Dems will lose control of the House in 2020, and you can follow along as the 2020 November general election nears by visiting our Democratic odds page and the Republican odds page.
Right now, Democrats seem to be performing better in generic polls used to test the voting waters. Also, President Trump’s approval ratings remain somewhat low (especially due to the current Wuhan coronavirus pandemic), meaning there is a decent likelihood of people not voting for Republicans in the upcoming 2020 election.
Still, in order to retake the US House, the GOP would have to flip only 18 seats to gain the lower chamber majority. While this is doable, it remains up to to bettors to determine whether or not that’s a wager they’re willing to take. Most offshore sportsbooks will offer action on US House control as the 2020 election nears.
Some future seats will be difficult to flip because of the sheer lack of competition. Some states have Republican incumbents that are now in jeopardy because certain Democrats raised enough funds to challenge them on the ever-important airwaves. Other Republicans are safe because there are no feasible Democratic challengers at this point. And, of course, the reverse is also true. Still, fundraising isn’t everything, as the 2016 Presidential election showed, where Hillary Clinton outspent Donald Trump nearly 2-to-1 and still lost.
If the Republicans want to come out of the 2020 House of Representative elections in charge of the lower chamber, they will need to go on the offensive. They’ll have to flip seats in pro-Trump districts to begin snatching away any available chances from the Democrats. The Republicans have greater odds with some of the districts because even though the incumbent is set to retire, some red states are so pro-Republican they will not likely flip to Democratic control.
Nevertheless, incumbent re-election in the US House is well over 90%, so it’s a big ask for the GOP to retake the House in the single 2020 election cycle.
According to most political analysts, there are about two dozen “toss-up” seats in the 2020 US House elections. Eighteen of these seats are currently held by Democrats, while five are held by Republicans and one is held by an Independent.
|New Jersey||Democratic||Kim (NJ-03)|
|New Mexico||Democratic||Torres Small (NM-02)|
|New York||Democratic||Rose (NY-11)|
|New York||Democratic||Delgado (NY-19)|
|New York||Democratic||Brindisi (NY-22)|
|South Carolina||Democratic||Cunningham (SC-01)|