Watch: RealClearPolitics' 2018 Senate Outlook


RCP co-founder Tom Bevan runs down the Senate No Toss Ups map, which allocates races based on RCP polling averages right now. As it stands today, the Republicans are set to gain three seats.

"With one week until election day, the battle for control of the U.S. Senate is trending in favor of the GOP," he explains.

"The Democrats need a net gain of two seats to retake the majority in the upper chamber of Congress," he continues. "As you can see from our 2018 Senate map, RealClearPolitics currently rates six Senate races in the 'toss-up' category -- two held by Republicans; Arizona and Nevada, and four held by Democrats; Florida, Indiana, Missouri, and Montana."

"To give you a sense of just how competitive things are, five of these six races are separated by less than three points in the RealClearPolitics poll averages."

"If you click over to RCP's No Toss Ups map, where races are allocated based on where the RCP polling averages stand right now, you'll see that the Democrats currently stand to lose three seats to the GOP, with North Dakota, Missouri, and Indiana changing hands. Meanwhile, the GOP is holding on to all its seats," Bevan explained.

"This would result in a larger Republican majority in 2019, with the GOP holding 54 seats to the Democrats' 46."

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