Mark Penn: This is not the 'blowout' election Dems were hoping for

Pollster Mark Penn said Tuesday that Democrats will not experience the "blowout" election they anticipated in the midterms. 

"You're not seeing a blue wave. You are seeing a blue edge. You are seeing so far some Republican pick up in the Senate," Penn told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton. 

"Mostly you're seeing the blue areas are blue. The red areas are red. Each side seems to have done their job, and there's going to be some progress for the Democrats, but this is not going to be the sort of blow out election that we saw in '94 or that you saw in 2010," he continued. 

"It's going to be some movement to the Democrats, but Trump will be able to claim that he also was able to stop the typical momentum that the opposition party has," he said. 

Penn's comments come as midterm results pour in across the nation. 

Republicans, who have been favored to maintain control of the Senate, have picked up Senate seats in Indiana, Tennessee, and North Dakota. 

Florida's Senate race between incumbent Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonNASA adviser quits after request to change name of James Webb telescope denied NASA won't rename James Webb Space Telescope despite controversy FAA unveils new system to reduce planes' times on taxiway MORE (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) remains extremely tight. 

However, Democrats appear to be moving toward a House majority, scoring seats in various districts across the country. 

Democrats started the night off with a crucial victory in Virginia's 10th congressional district, with Democrat Jennifer Wexton ousting Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockThe Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out Sunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect The Memo: Trump pours gas on tribalism with Jan. 6 rewrite MORE (R-Va.) from her seat. 

— Julia Manchester