Americans Prepare to Render Midterm Verdict on Trump


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

Democrats hope voter dissatisfaction with the contentious commander in chief will lead to a blue wave that flips control of the US House out of Republican hands.

Democrats, sensing an opportunity to regain control of the House of Representatives, have been aggressively beating the health-care drum, promising to defend health coverage for pre-existing conditions from what they predict will be a renewed Republican assault on the Affordable Care Act.

Secondly, it could lead to a string of damaging congressional investigations being launched by House committees controlled by the Democrats, on everything from Mr Trump's tax returns to the business interests of his family. "However, this is an unlikely scenario".

Meanwhile, latest polls show Democrat Chris Pappas leading his Republican challenger Eddie Edwards in the battle for New Hampshire's 1st District. "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".

Turnout is expected to be high.

Tuesday's results will be colored by the dramatically different landscapes in the fight for the House and Senate.

With opinion polls showing dozens of tight USA congressional and gubernatorial races in Tuesday's election, the current and former presidents said the results would determine what kind of country Americans live in for the next two years.

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Like numerous 2018 class of Democratic House candidates, Fletcher has focused on protecting the Affordable Care Act and bringing much-needed federal infrastructure dollars to the district. Democratic Senate incumbents are up for re-election, for example, in North Dakota, West Virginia, and Montana - states Trump carried by 30 percentage points on average two years ago.

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Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's US midterm elections.

Trump, however, has seized this allegedly unconnected-to-the-elections caravan in his inimitable style. "You see how they've behaved". Ensley said. "I'm torn on the answer to that question".

But party leaders are wary of a repeat of 2016, when pollsters vastly underestimated support for Trump and other Republicans.

Democrats' chances to pick up seats have improved in key races in Georgia, Pennsylvania, California and Washington, according to ratings changes by Cook's David Wasserman.

Republicans have privately encouraged the president to back off, to no avail.

US President Donald Trump is bolstering the border.

"A vote for Marsha is really a vote for me and everything that we stand for", he said at an October event for Tennessee's Republican Senate nominee Marsha Blackburn.

Mr Trump has also urged the electorate to turn out and vote - a message put across even more vigorously by Mr Obama. "I think he's preying upon people's fears".

"If trade frictions reduce, that allows the market focus to shift back on strong USA growth; and also ease pressure on global growth and in our view would lead to a stronger eventual rally". He has claimed that he got the support of 52 percent of women in the United States in the 2016 Presidential polls, which he won against Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and he keeps raising the pitch on how migrants provide an unsafe environment particularly for women and for the prospects of their children. Aided by Republican retirements and an unprecedented flood of donations, majority from women, they appear to be almost guaranteed to gain at least somewhere in the mid-to-high teens.