augusta free press news Sabato-GOP poised to take House, close in Senate

University of Virginia politics professor Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball released on Thursday is projecting a split in the upcoming midterm congressional elections.

Republicans are poised to take the House with a net gain of 47 seats by the GOP, according to Sabato. Democrats would retain control of the Senate, but Republicans are still on track, in the Sabato rendering, to pick up a net of eight seats in the senior chamber, with an outside shot at getting a majority there as well.

The key to the predictions: expected low turnout overall, and dampened enthusiasm among Democratic voters.

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