Chris Wallace: GOP ‘Very’ Worried About Midterms, Could Lose 40 House Seats


Filling in as host on Shepard Smith Reporting Friday, Rick Leventhal had a simple question for Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace: Just how worried are Republicans about the midterm election?

Wallace’s reply?


Wallace referenced the losses sustained by the party in the Virginia Governor’s race and especially the Alabama Senate race. And although he issued the caveat that the midterms are “an eternity away,” the Fox News Sunday anchor suggested those results could spell doom for the GOP next November.

“You see a very energized Democratic voter base, especially among suburban women, young people, minorities,” Wallace said. “This president, despite his accomplishments this week, with historically low favorability ratings for this early in a presidency.”

Wallace noted the harsh realities of the Senate map for Democrats in 2018. That party is defending 24 seats as compared to the eight the GOP is looking to hold. But as always, every seat is up for grabs in the House. And with the Democrats needing 25 more seats to take control of the chamber, Wallace thinks that possibility is very much in play.

“There’s talk, reading today, about maybe 40 seats swinging to Democrats,” Wallace said. “Look, we’re an eternity away. It’s 11 months away. This is going to be a tough election for Republicans. And obviously any effort of the president to pass his agenda would really be put in jeopardy where [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the Democrats to take back control of the House.”

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