U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: When will Democrats achieve a Senate majority again?
2018 midterm 32 23.88%
2020 presidential 22 16.42%
2022 midterm 17 12.69%
2024 presidential 9 6.72%
2026 midterm or later 13 9.70%
Not in our lifetime 41 30.60%
Voters: 134. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-06-2017, 10:39 AM
 
39,214 posts, read 20,338,563 times
Reputation: 12736

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by GHOSTRIDER AZ View Post
Democrats still insult the the Middle Class and those in rural areas. They choose to be obstructionists and forget they were the ones whom change the rules in the Senate to pass the Obama Agenda. The more they accuse and cry like babies the less they command any support from all of America.
I can see the campaign flyers now. Dear uneducated, racist, bigoted deplorable's, vote for me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-10-2017, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Long Island
32,961 posts, read 13,911,625 times
Reputation: 7008
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveToRow View Post
Not in our lifetimes unless the party abandons its extremism. At this point, the Democrat Party is a fringe party relegated to the coasts, populated by disparate groups of whining victims. That is never going to sell in the middle of the country, where the political power is weighted in the Senate.
The fringe party gained seats in the house and senate in the election, you need some help on your math as the senate is almost 50%.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2017, 08:34 PM
 
4,046 posts, read 2,687,972 times
Reputation: 1197
2018 is unlikely. I don't think there are many vulnerable Republicans senators up for reelection in 2020 either. Republicans, quite successfully, defended many of their vulnerable Senate seats in 2016, so I would say 2022 is probably the most likely.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2017, 08:53 PM
 
4,046 posts, read 2,687,972 times
Reputation: 1197
My predictions concerning vulnerable seats (assuming that all of the opposition candidates don't shoot themselves in the foot)...

Democratic Vulnerable Seats:

Heitkamp (D-ND): Republican Win

Donnelly (D-IN): Republican Win

Machin (D-WV): Democratic Win (West Virginians like Manchin)

McCaskill (D-MO): Republican Win

Tester (D-MT): Democratic Win

Stabenow (D-MI): Democratic Win

Brown (D-OH): Democratic Win

Casey (D-PA): Democratic Win

Kaine (D-VA): Democratic Win

Baldwin (D-WI): Democratic Win

Nelson (D-FL): Democratic Win


Republican Vulnerable Seats:

Heller (R-NV): Republican Win

Flake (R-AZ): Republican Win

1. I did this under the assumption that the opposition candidates would be somewhat establishment, uninspired candidates.

2. I think Republicans can easily pick off some seats in heavily red states like North Dakota, Indiana, etc. I predict at least 3 (Indiana, North Dakota, and Missouri).

3. As of right now, I'm not terribly bullish on Republicans picking up seats in states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, etc. However, if Trump can get an infrastructure plan and new trade deals passed, I think there may be a greater opportunity for Republican pick-ups in these states.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
1,561 posts, read 744,703 times
Reputation: 1668
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dequindre View Post
My predictions concerning vulnerable seats (assuming that all of the opposition candidates don't shoot themselves in the foot)...

Democratic Vulnerable Seats:

Heitkamp (D-ND): Republican Win

Donnelly (D-IN): Republican Win

Machin (D-WV): Democratic Win (West Virginians like Manchin)

McCaskill (D-MO): Republican Win

Tester (D-MT): Democratic Win

Stabenow (D-MI): Democratic Win

Brown (D-OH): Democratic Win

Casey (D-PA): Democratic Win

Kaine (D-VA): Democratic Win

Baldwin (D-WI): Democratic Win

Nelson (D-FL): Democratic Win


Republican Vulnerable Seats:

Heller (R-NV): Republican Win

Flake (R-AZ): Republican Win

1. I did this under the assumption that the opposition candidates would be somewhat establishment, uninspired candidates.

2. I think Republicans can easily pick off some seats in heavily red states like North Dakota, Indiana, etc. I predict at least 3 (Indiana, North Dakota, and Missouri).

3. As of right now, I'm not terribly bullish on Republicans picking up seats in states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, etc. However, if Trump can get an infrastructure plan and new trade deals passed, I think there may be a greater opportunity for Republican pick-ups in these states.
These predictions seem reasonable to me - for a 55-45 Republican Senate in 2019 and 2020. Perhaps this will be the first election in many cycles where one party achieves a net gain in the Senate, and the other in the House.

Nice to see posts that don't predict one party is going to win virtually every race going forward - there seems to be a lot of that from highly partisan voices on both sides.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-17-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
34,673 posts, read 33,676,768 times
Reputation: 51867
When they campaign for registering robots...we'll see what accent Hillary uses to woo them.

Vote Democrat and we'll give you free lube jobs and shinier parts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-17-2017, 12:11 PM
Status: "Enjoying the extended daylight." (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
46,819 posts, read 37,004,105 times
Reputation: 28330
If the Dems keep doing what they've been doing, then I don't see them recapturing the Senate, the House, or the presidency any time soon. Maybe not even in my lifetime.

Oh, and look at the poll. At the time of this reply, Not In Our Lifetime is winning. Shows you where things are now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-17-2017, 07:31 PM
 
18,857 posts, read 7,328,222 times
Reputation: 8066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goodnight View Post
The fringe party gained seats in the house and senate in the election, you need some help on your math as the senate is almost 50%.
Dems underperformed badly in 2016 when 24 GOP Senate seats were up for grabs.

Now in 2018, equal amount Democratic seats up, 5 in states BO never won.

In all likelihood, GOP 2019 is on cusp of a supermajority-which, best case for Dems, would require many cycles to undo.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-18-2017, 05:13 PM
 
5,721 posts, read 5,464,596 times
Reputation: 3606
Whichever party wins the presidency will win the senate in 2020. The Republicans will be playing defense, but it's doable if Trump is re-elected and they ride his coat tails. Trump being defeated would likely mean a Democratic landslide which trickles down to the Senate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-23-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
21,660 posts, read 11,119,732 times
Reputation: 7888
When they transform back to the real democratic party that they destroyed a few decades ago and became the progressive socialist liberal party of today.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top