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Republicans projected to increase seats in Senate 55 / 43 (blue wave not real in voters mind)

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Pretty interesting, we'll see where this ends up.

Clearly no blue wave, the media hype didn't align with reality.

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There was media hype that the Dems would win the Senate?

The Democrats are at a large disadvantage. There are more Republican tiny states and there was large gerrymandering in 2010. They have to win a large percentage of the popular vote just to get any House. They will not have an even playing pool in the Senate or the Presidency until there is more of a spread to Texas and Arizona. The governor races did prove though that Trump wasn't the beginning of the Republicans locking up Michigan/Wisconsin.
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Pretty interesting, we'll see where this ends up.

Clearly no blue wave, the media hype didn't align with reality.
The Senate was nearly impossible to win due to which seats were up for bid. It would have been a stunning upset had the Senate turned blue.

The blue wave might not have been as large as some had predicted/hoped, but ATM it seems like there's a large swing in the house (D looks to pick up over 30 seats when they needed 23) and in many governor positions.

The other "wave" is with women. About 20% more women will be in Congress than before.
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There was media hype that the Dems would win the Senate?
The blue wave did seem to fizzle out but they did take the house as they were expected to so that is a victory. It doesn't seem that that hoped (expected) for massive blue change happened however.
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The other "wave" is with women. About 20% more women will be in Congress than before.
this was certainly a ray of hope. and tit will cause those who think women should not be in leadership positions to have a Blowup
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The blue wave did seem to fizzle out but they did take the house as they were expected to so that is a victory. It doesn't seem that that hoped (expected) for massive blue change happened however.
Who was expecting (not hoping) more than this?

The fact that Texas wasn't a cakewalk should worry the Republicans.
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It seems like more Americans agree with Trump's policies as the numbers clearly don't reflect discontent.
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It seems like more Americans agree with Trump's policies as the numbers clearly don't reflect discontent.
Democrats won the popular vote by 7%. [nytimes.com]
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It seems like more Americans agree with Trump's policies as the numbers clearly don't reflect discontent.
well look at the polls. they disagree with you. but assuming you will call those polls fake, what if we find out that, say, in congressional elections dems got more vote than republicans? would that convince you that you are wrong?

if Americans approved of trump they would not vote dems to control the house.
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Not sure how to interpret that or if it's even significant? In 2014 Rep were +5
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well look at the polls. they disagree with you. but assuming you will call those polls fake, what if we find out that, say, in congressional elections dems got more vote than republicans? would that convince you that you are wrong?

if Americans approved of trump they would not vote dems to control the house.


Perhaps, but there wasn't a huge change that would indicate discontent IMO.
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well look at the polls. they disagree with you. but assuming you will call those polls fake, what if we find out that, say, in congressional elections dems got more vote than republicans? would that convince you that you are wrong?

if Americans approved of trump they would not vote dems to control the house.
There is always a change at the mid-terms.... Is this change bigger than normal or smaller?
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Dem got a net gain of 26 seats.

I like the question above, is the change bigger or smaller than normal?
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Not sure how to interpret that or if it's even significant? In 2014 Rep were +5
Which showed discontent at the Democrats at that time. It's plenty relevant in showing the thinking of most Americans, which was what I was replying to. How else would you show what "more Americans" agree with?
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How else would you show what "more Americans" agree with?

Flip a lot more seats?
Dems flipped 26 out of 435 = 5.9%, is that significant?
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