Divided America to cast midterm verdict on Trump's Presidency


Another 26 percent said they planned to cast a vote to support the president.

"I can't even contemplate it, it would be so indescribable", said former Congressman Steve Israel.

Results will pour in for hundreds of different elections, covering local government, all 435 seats of the House of Representatives and 35 seats in the Senate.

Kondik notes that in the 29 congressional midterm elections held since 1900, the president's party has lost House seats in all but three - 1934, 1998 and 2002. I don't care what they say. Claire McCaskill is defending her seat against state attorney general Josh Hawley in a race that could decide which party controls the Senate.

Republicans are favoured to retain their slight majority in the U.S. Senate, now at two seats, which would let them retain the power to approve U.S. Supreme Court and other judicial nominations on straight party-line votes.

If ever there was an off-year election for younger voters to break tradition, this is it. The reforms signed into law by Democratic president Barack Obama have helped millions of Americans gain insurance.

"We'll see tomorrow" what happens, Trump said on the tarmac in Fort Wayne. The average loss in the years since World War II is 24 seats.

"I feel like this is going to be really, really close", he told Fox News.

Democrats need to net 23 seats in order to win a majority. It all depends on how accurately they have predicted voter turnout.

Addressing his supporters, he said, "The key is you have to go out to vote because in a sense I am on the ticket".

"If the radical Democrats take power they will take a wrecking ball to our economy and our future", Trump declared in Cleveland, using the heated rhetoric that has defined much of his presidency.

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Like Ms. Swallows and Ms. Kent, more than 30 million Americans already have voted in a midterm election expected to draw unprecedented numbers by the time polls close on November 6 night.

CNN said 42 percent of voters said their ballot will be a chance to express opposition to the president, while for 28 percent it's a chance to show support.

Mr. Trump has sought to counter some of that rage toward his administration by stoking even more anger among his base.

During a barnstorm flurry of rallies in Ohio, Missouri and in, he continued to whip up anti-immigration sentiment among his supporters, warning that Democrats would usher in an era of open borders and widespread crime.

First in line was a retiree, Jerry, who did not want to give his last name and said he was voting for the first time in midterm elections. "In a sense, I am on the ticket".

But Trump, who began his 2016 presidential campaign by arguing that Mexico was sending "rapists" to the United States, faced similar criticism then and went on to win, and it's clear that he's going to run the same playbook again.

The election comes just days after a series of hate crimes and political attacks, including the arrest of a man who mailed pipe bombs to Mr. Trump critics whom the President often derides as "evil", "un-American", and "the enemy".

But healthcare experts say the repeal of the ACA would have sent premiums skyrocketing for certain people with pre-existing conditions. A Democratic failure would be cataclysmic for the Resist movement.

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican leader, told NPR that fewer GOP members overall means "you don't have as many people that can just be free agents".

Ahead of the US midterms, the two major parties, namely the Republicans and the Democrats are both vying for control for the Congress and the Senate. "If you look at his final travel schedule the two things that stick out on your map is Florida and OH, not just because of Senate races but because of gubernatorial races".

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