Democrats’ Pickup Chances Rise in More House Races, Analyst Says

Trump midterm campaign rally

Trump midterm campaign rally

More good news for the GOP: "Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans say they always vote in midterm elections, as do 71% of Democrats and 63% of voters not affiliated with either major political party".

All 435 seats in the lower chamber House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 upper chamber Senate seats will be at stake.

In the House, they have around 40 more seats than the Democrats.

President Trump will watch tonight's election results come in from the White House. Rasmussen points out that just before the November 2014 election, which gave the GOP control of the Senate and an increased majority in the House, the GOP's lead in the Rasmussen Congressional poll was 43%-41%. "However, this is an unlikely scenario".

In fact, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll - also released last week - found 52 percent of voters said they will vote Democratic and 44 percent said they will choose the Republican. "While such an outcome is the consensus view, the unusually high turnout driven by highly motivated both sides of the political spectrum could produce an unpredictable result which would have significant implications for the markets". Young voters promised to vote in record numbers as they waged mass protests in the wake of the February mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 17 students and staff dead. The Senate is a different matter.

Americans are heading to the ballot box to determine the balance of power in the US Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump's presidency. Perhaps more important, they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump's personal and professional shortcomings.

While he has signed an anti-opioids bill and annual spending measures, he has yet to help broker a single piece of bipartisan legislation; for instance, he helped nix a compromise Senate immigration bill and several White House directed infrastructure weeks have produced no broad legislation.

"Even though I'm not on the ballot, in a certain way I am on the ballot", Trump said during a tele-town hall organized by his re-election campaign Monday to encourage Republicans to get out and vote.

"It's a consequential election", said Yorgo Koutsogiogasi, 64, who was among 17 people ready to cast ballots at a downtown Chicago polling station when doors opened at 6:00 am.

"This election will decide whether we build on this extraordinary prosperity we have created", Trump told a cheering crowd in Macon, Georgia, warning that Democrats would "take a giant wrecking ball to our economy".

Democratic Rep. Kirsten Sinema and Republican Rep. Martha McSally are battling to replace retiring Arizona Sen. CBS News' current estimate is for Democrats to win 225 seats - just beyond the 218 needed for a majority - while Republicans win 210.

Currently Congress is dominated by the Democrats, but a reshuffle could see the Republicans take control.

The predictive model at FiveThirtyEight now projects an 88 per cent chance of them winning the seats required.

"You want to see Georgia prosperity end?"

While the economy continues to thrive, Trump has spent much of the campaign's final days railing against a caravan of Latin American immigrants seeking asylum at the USA border.

I could not believe that my fellow citizens would elect a president with zero experience in government, a history of racist and misogynistic statements, and a volatile personality that invites legitimate questions about his fitness for office.

The Republican president is the omnipresent figure as Americans render their verdict Tuesday on the past 21 months of Trumpism. "But if there's any issue that hits people directly and you can get away with not being about Trump, it's healthcare". The Republicans now dominate both the House of Representatives and Senate. "I think there will be no difference here". Evangelical Christians are also a key constituency, seen to be happy with Mr Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence over their pro-life conservatism and the President's shifting of the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Mr. Trump, though, said he's seeing evidence of a tide breaking for Republican candidates.

Despite their big 2016 campaign pledge, Trump and Republicans have so far failed to outright repeal Obamacare, although they have unravelled it little by little.

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