2018 Midterm Elections

How well do you know the American electorate?

Republicans. Democrats. House. Senate. California. Texas. Florida. Women. Turnout.

After you vote, you can view how others voted (but not see their names). The contest closes at the end of the day on Monday, November 5. 

The winners (that is, the pundits that predicted correctly) will be announced a few days after the election.

 

Remember to vote in your midterm election.

Good luck.

 


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1)   How many seats will the Republicans control in the U.S. House of Representatives?

  225 or more
  218 - 224
  211-217
  210 or fewer

435 Seats. 218 Needed for Majority. Currently there are 235 Republicans, 193 Democrats, and 7 Vacancies.
 
2)   How many seats will the Democrats control in the U.S. Senate?

  52 or more
  51
  50
  49
  48 or fewer

100 Seats. 51 Needed for Majority. Currently there are 51 Republicans and 47 Democrats, and 2 Independents, both of whom caucus with the Democrats.
 
3)   In the House of Representatives, California has the largest representation: 53 seats. Currently 39 are Democrats and 14 are Republicans. How will the California Democrats do in Congress in the midterms? They will:

  Pick up 3 or more seats
  Pick up 1 or 2 seats
  Remain the same - still have 39
  Lose 1 or 2 seats
  Lose 3 or more seats
 
4)   Republican Senator Ted Cruz is up for reelection in Texas. He is running against Democrat Beto O'Rourke, the representative for Texas's 16th congressional district. Who will win?

  Cruz
  O'Rourke
 
5)   Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is up for reelection in Florida. He is running against Republican Rick Scott, the current governor of Florida. Who will win?

  Bill Nelson
  Rick Scott
 
6)   There are 23 women (17 D and 5 R) currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Will the number of women in the Senate increase, decrease or stay the same?

  Increase
  Decrease
  Stay the same
 
7)   There are 84 women (61 D and 23 R) currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Will the number of women in the House increase, decrease or stay the same?

  Increase by 3 or more
  Increase by 1 or 2
  Stay the same
  Decrease by 1 or 2
  Decrease by 3 or more
 
8)   Who will have a higher PERCENTAGE of turnout? Registered Republicans or Registered Democrats?

  Registered Republicans
  Registered Democrats

There are approximately 30,700,138 registered Republicans in the U.S, and approximately 43,140,758 registered Democrats. Republicans are the minority party at 37 percent, compared to the 44 percent of Americans who are Democrats.
 
9)   Who will have a higher NUMERICAL turnout? Registered Republicans or Registered Democrats?

  Registered Republicans
  Registered Democrats

There are approximately 30,700,138 registered Republicans in the U.S, and approximately 43,140,758 registered Democrats. Republicans are the minority party at 37 percent, compared to the 44 percent of Americans who are Democrats.
 
10)   Generally speaking, in the 2018 midterm elections will independents vote Republican or Democratic?

  Republican
  Democratic
 
11)   Turnout compared to other midterms. What percent of eligible voters will vote in the midterms? 1966 had the highest turnout in the last 100 years: 48.7%. See below for more recent years.

  45% or higher
  43.0 - 44.9%
  41.0 - 42.9%
  39.0 - 40.9%
  37.0 - 38.9%
  36.9% or lower

1998: 38.1%
2002: 39.5%
2006: 40.4%
2010: 41%
2014:: 35.9%
 
12)   Predict the winner of the race for Governor of Georgia.

 
13)   What will the turnout be for "Gen Xers"? in 2014 it was 39%

  Less than it was in 2014
  More than it was in 2014
 
14)   What will the turnout be for "Millennials"? in 2014 it was 22%

  Less than it was in 2014
  More than it was in 2014
 
15)   Finish this sentence. The most surprising thing about this election will be that: