Cook Political Report moves five US House races toward Democrats

Source: The Hill

“The nonpartisan election handicapper Cook Political Report on Thursday shifted its forecasts for five competitive House races in favor of Democrats. The changes follow a spike in Democratic voter enthusiasm following the Supreme Court’s decision in June that overturned the landmark federal abortion rights protections in Roe v. Wade, Cook Political Report senior editor Dave Wasserman wrote. Democrats have outperformed expectations in every special election since the ruling. They also also come as Republicans, some of whom predicted a potentially record ‘red wave’ election year, have tempered expectations about the midterm elections this year.” (09/01/22)