Oddsmaker: GOP Favored To Retain House, Expand Majority In Senate

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The Republican party will hold on to their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and pick up more seats in the U.S. Senate, according to at least one oddsmaker.

Analyst David Strauss believes the booming economy and national security concerns related to immigration will bring Republicans to the polls, even in what is normally a difficult environment for the party of the incumbent president. (RELATED: Eight Violent Attacks On Republicans Just This Year)

“I see the immigrant caravan and the promised middle class tax cut as unifying issues that will drive Republicans to the polls,” Strauss said. “Democrats, as usual, will throw up their arms and stay home.”

TOPSHOT – Honduran migrants take part in a new caravan heading to the US with Honduran and Guatemalan national flags in Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula, Guatemala on October 22, 2018. – US President Donald Trump on Monday called the migrant caravan heading toward the US-Mexico border a national emergency, saying he has alerted the US border patrol and military. (Photo by ORLANDO ESTRADA / AFP)

Attempting to take advantage of a friendly map, expanding the GOP’s Senate majority has long been a goal for party leaders. The oddsmakers at MyBookie currently have Republicans favored to pick up Senate seats in battle-ground states like North Dakota, Missouri, and Florida.

Saving their majority in the House has been seen as a long-shot for Republicans, but MyBookie believes that the smart money is on Republicans to maintain control of that chamber.

You can view all the odds here.