Frank Luntz is a GOP consultant and pollster. admittedHe was wrong about one of his pre-midterms forecasts and he is now correct. “getting (deservedly) roasted”It is possible.
“When the dust settles from the 2022 midterms, the GOP will have between 233-240 House seats – outdoing their total from 1994,”He tweeted the following night, Nov. 7, just before Election Day. “Republicans also will take control of the Senate, but that won’t be clear until Friday. #ElectionDay”
Beginning Saturday morning, the dust still hasn’t settled. The GOP has 220 seats in the House of Representatives to the Democrats’ 215, with more than a dozen up in the air. Although 218 seats are needed by either party for a majority, there are more than a dozen districts that have not finished counting ballots, meaning it’s still up in the air who will when the House.
The race for the Senate is close. Republicans have won 49 seats while Democrats have claimed 49. Two of the seats have been won by Independent candidates who are part of the Democratic caucus. The two races that remain uncalled are between Nevada’s Adam Laxalt (R) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D), with the former maintaining only an 800-vote lead. Georgia’s race between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker will go to a runoff on Dec. 6.
No matter what the outcome may be, “red wave”Republicans’ predictions have failed to come true.
Luntz asked his Twitter followers to join him in a Saturday morning tweet “Who got it right with their prediction?”
He continued, “Link them in the replies – I try not to live in an echo chamber.”