Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

'Everything's at stake' on eve of first Trump-era elections

'Everything's at stake' on eve of first Trump-era elections

The elections on 6 November to the 435-member Congress and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will decide if the Republican party, which Trump represents, continues to control legislation in both Houses or whether it will go into the hands of the Democrats.

But in what could be a sharp warning sign for Republicans, that poll reported college-educated white women - the so-called suburban moms seen as crucial to the 2018 outcome - favour Democrats by a substantial 61 per cent to 33 per cent.

Should Democrats win control of the House, as strategists in both parties suggest is likely, they could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years. In a politically fractured nation, where both parties are appealing to their core constituencies and outlying ideological flanks, that may be no bad... More jobs are coming back.

Republican candidates have tried to emphasize the economy in their campaigns, but they have sometimes been overwhelmed by presidential rhetoric and by sharp attacks by Democrats on the issue of health care, which have put them on the defensive.

But they also will be regarded as a verdict on the President's personal style, ranging from his language (welcome to some ears, intemperate to others), the symbolism he employs (refreshing to some eyes, racist to others), his bearing (bold to some minds, vulgar to others), his recasting of the country's political character (an overdue re-evaluation of USA immigration policy to some, a rash of nativist fear to others), even his lifestyle (honest and unvarnished to some, tasteless and tawdry to others).

With a House majority, Democrats can significantly hamper the Trump administration's ability to implement its programs and could also begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, though they would need a two-thirds majority in the Senate to remove him from office.

Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House before heading off to campaign Sunday, "We're going to do well in the House, but as you know, my primary focus has been on the Senate, and I think we're doing really well in the Senate".

Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland said his party faces the "toughest political map any one party has faced in 60 years", though he refused to concede defeat.

Trump and Obama are the most popular figures in their parties, and their appearances on the campaign trail are created to stoke enthusiasm among core supporters in the late stages of a midterm congressional election widely seen as a referendum on Trump's first two years in the White House. Around 37 percent of eligible voters took part in the 2014 midterm elections, down from 42 percent in 2010.

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He's also going after Kemp's Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams, calling her "one of the most extreme far-left politicians in the entire country".

Most Americans (56%) think it's likely that a foreign government will interfere with the USA elections this fall, and 74% think that if it happens, it would be a crisis or a major problem.

Lara Trump said Saturday on Justice with Judge Jeanine that Democrats must be fearful ahead of the midterms to have Barack Obama campaigning for them.

Bredesen says politics "is a blood sport - but I've come here to show that there are other ways to campaign and to present your case to the people of Tennessee". Heidi Heitkamp is far behind Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer in North Dakota. But the GOP is feeling good about its prospects.

"It has closed", Republican pollster Bill McInturff told the Journal.

The Democrats' hopes of blunting the GOP's march or even flipping seats run through places such as Tennessee, where Mr. Bredesen is nipping at Ms. Blackburn's heels in the race to replace retiring Sen.

Trump's approval rating in the poll stands at 39% overall, with 55% disapproving, slightly worse than in early October, when 41% approved of his performance and 52% disapproved.

"I can't speak to the blue, but I can speak to the red", Trump said earlier of Democrats and Republicans.

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