Democrats Build Momentum — But Midterms Are Usually A Nightmare For Party In Power : The NPR Politics Podcast Even as Democrats see their support swell, they are still in real danger of losing control of the House to Republicans. The sitting president's party often loses more than two dozen House seats during midterm elections — and Democrats have just a single-digit majority.

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Democrats Build Momentum — But Midterms Are Usually A Nightmare For Party In Power

Democrats Build Momentum — But Midterms Are Usually A Nightmare For Party In Power

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) receives the gavel from Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) receives the gavel from Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Even as Democrats see their support swell, they are still in real danger of losing control of the House to Republicans. The sitting president's party often loses more than two dozen House seats during midterm elections — and Democrats have just a single-digit majority.

Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org.

Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

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