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House Overview|By David Wasserman, September 29, 2016

The narrowing gap in the presidential race has given Republican House strategists renewed optimism that Donald Trump may not be as big a drag on their candidates as they once feared. With a few notable exceptions, recent polls have depicted stable or improving GOP numbers in many districts Democrats have considered top targets. This week, we are revising our ratings in eight districts,...

California House|By David Wasserman, September 23, 2016

Republicans haven't gained a House seat in California since 1998, and Santa Barbara and the Central Coast aren't exactly Donald Trump bastions. But a new poll conducted by the Tarrance Group for GOP nominee Justin Fareed's campaign shows him leading Democratic Santa Barbara Supervisor Salud Carbajal 46 percent to 43 percent in the race for retiring Democratic Rep. Lois Capps's open seat, and...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, September 12, 2016

Less than two months from Election Day, it's still not clear Donald Trump's nomination is dragging down more House Republicans than were already vulnerable. Democrats are about to launch on a ferocious ad campaign to link Republicans to their nominee, but polling on both sides shows they have a long way to go to erase most GOP incumbents' leads. Democrats would need to win 30 GOP seats for a...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, September 9, 2016

Overall, the House landscape has been remarkably stable compared to the past five election cycles, when plenty of races came "on to the board" in the final months. But based on recent developments, as well as the latest public and private polling, we are revising our ratings in eight races. These changes don't clearly favor either party: four are in Democrats' direction, and four reflect...

House Overview |By David Wasserman, September 2, 2016

Each party got some good news and bad news in Tuesday's primaries. In Arizona's 1st District, Democrats got the opponent they wanted when baggage-laden Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu won the GOP primary with 32 percent of the vote. And in Florida's 26th District, former Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia, the subject of an absentee ballot scandal last cycle, delighted Republicans by earning the right...

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (188) 177 3 4 3 0 1 0
Republicans (247) 0 2 4 13 13 13 202
Total (435) 177 5 8 16 13 14 202

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David Wasserman, House Editor

David Wasserman is the House Editor for The Cook Political Report, where he is responsible for rating, handicapping, and analyzing U.S. House races.
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The Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index (PVI)

The 2014 Partisan Voting Index

Since 1997, the Cook Political Report's Partisan Voting Index (PVI) has been the gold standard in measuring how each state and district performs at the presidential level relative to the nation as a whole. Click below for the breakdown of PVI for every House district in the 113th Congress.
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