But the 2017 election results, combined with high engagement among Democrats and a GOP suburban slump, have Democrats quite bullish.

Jonathan Martin of The New York Times shared his reporting about how some seasoned Democrats are thinking big.

“You hear the party talking about 40 seats now,” Martin said Sunday on CNN’s “Inside Politics.” “It’s a long way until next year’s election, but you have people who are typically sober looking at a heck of a year next year in the House.”