As the 2016 election cycle continues -- spanning from the presidency to state legislatures -- the Democratic Party will have its work cut out for it as slow economic growth and declining presidential approval ratings continue to wreak havoc on its electoral prospects. Early polls indicate that the Democrats may hold the White House, but a Republican hold on Congress and increased influence at the state and local levels may render a Democratic presidency muted.
Red: Republican Blue: Democrat Yellow: Independent/Other
Red: Republican Blue: Democrat Yellow: Independent/Other Black: No Control
Red: Republican Blue: Democrat Black: No Control
CURRENT CONGRESSIONAL STANDINGS
Red: Both Republican Blue: Both Democrat Purple: One Republican and One Democrat *Maine has one Republican and one Independent *Vermont has one Democrat and one Independent