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Sabato: 'Way Too Soon to Say' Democrats Will Win Wave Election

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By    |   Tuesday, 02 January 2018 02:52 PM

Democrats are in a good position to win a wave election in 2018, but it's too early to tell, according to Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center of Politics.

"It's way too soon to say. Is this a year that is likely to favor Democrats? The answer is yes, because it's a midterm election year in a Republican administration and Republican Congress. Having said that, look, it is January 2. This is the day for flights of fancy by both parties," Sabato said Tuesday on Fox News' "Happening Now."

"If you listen to Democrats, there's going to be the biggest blue wave since the one that sunk the U.S.S. Poseidon . . . I know that was a movie, I should say that. Republicans will tell you they maybe will lose two or three seats, but they can see taking this Democratic seat and that Democratic seat in the House and Senate," Sabato said.

"All of it is justified on Jan. 2. We have to see what happens," he added.

President Donald Trump's approval rating can help Republicans, Sabato continued and "he has got to get his job approval up. That will also help them (Republicans) and keep the size of the wave down."

Positive results from the tax reform legislation will help Republicans, Sabato noted. "It's not going to be enough to save every endangered senator and House member, but it might well be enough to save some who are in very competitive races that could go either way," he said in the interview.

Republicans have the advantage in the Senate in the midterm election, with fewer seats to defend, Sabato said.

"(It) doesn't mean they will be able to hold onto the Senate, but it sure means they will have to lose a lot of races they ought to win to lose control of the Senate," he said.

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