As the 2016 election approaches its end, Republican control of the House isnâ€™t in much doubt, but the final makeup of the chamber remains a mystery. The GOP holds a 247-to-188 seat majority, and our outlook at the Cook Political Report (where Iâ€™m House editor) is a Democratic gain of between five and 20 seats. Thatâ€™s not enough to flip control, but the final seat count matters: It could affect the viability of the next presidentâ€™s agenda and even Speaker Paul Ryanâ€™s job security.
How do the pollsters who publish most of the local data we see stack up? Which ones should we put the most stock in?
Luckily for us, 538 doesnâ€™t just talk trash, they actually dig in and evaluate each one. We put together this sampling of their evaluations for pollsters we have seen operating in Alaska recently.