A series of new reports this weekend highlighted the growing Republican panic about Democrats’ rising chances in the fight for the majority. Democrats have put more seats in play and built momentum thanks to impressive challengers, robust grassroots fundraising, and weak GOP incumbents saddled with toxic records on issues like health care and protections for pre-existing conditions who have failed to be independent voices for their states.
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The election is still six months away, but a rash of ominous new polls and the president’s erratic briefings have the G.O.P. worried about a Democratic takeover.