Analyst: Historical data shows Democrats are likely to retake the House

Morning Consult senior polling reporter Cameron Easley noted Wednesday that historical data shows that Democrats will likely retake the House in November.

"Historical data backs this up, in 18 of the past 20 midterm election cycles, the president's party has lost more House seats than it's won, and in those 18 elections ... the party in power has lost an average of 33 seats," Easley told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"Democrats only need to win 23 seats to regain the majority in the House," he added.

Data from the American Presidency Projects shows that the president's party has only gained seats three times in elections going back to 1934.

Republicans are preparing to defend both chambers of Congress amid the possibility of large Democratic turnout in November.

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— Julia Manchester