Election analyst says race for the House is still very competitive

Election analyst Kyle Kondik said on Thursday that either party could still emerge victorious in the midterms battle for control of the House. 

"The race for the House, I think, is still pretty competitive," Kondik, managing editor at Sabato's Crystal Ball, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising." 

His comments come as polls show the generic ballot gap between Democrats and Republicans narrowing ahead of the midterms.

A recent American Barometer survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found Democrats leading Republican by six points on the generic congressional ballot heading toward November. 

"It feels like the environment is still good for Democrats right now, particularly in the House. I'd say that this generic ballot is probably on the low end of what we've seen," Kondik said. 

"There were a couple that came out recently that are more like — CNN was D plus 13. That's probably a little high. The number has generally been at that six-to-eight range," he continued. 

Democrats lead Republicans on the generic ballot by 6.9 points, according to the Real Clear Politics polling average on Thursday. 

In order to reclaim the majority in the House, Democrats need to pick up a net gain of 23 seats. 

— Julia Manchester