Exit Polls Show Trump A Major Factor In 2018 Midterm Election Voting

Howard TerryNov 09, 2018

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"Tomorrow will be a new day in America", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who's in line to become the next House speaker should Democrats take the majority. Victories in contested races across Florida, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Minnesota gave them cause for optimism. But Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, whom Tlaib defeated in the Democratic primaries in August, ran as an independent.

But Beto O'Rourke, a charismatic Democrat in a closely watched bid to dethrone Republican Ted Cruz in Texas, told voters that Trump was wrong, describing his state as built from "immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees". Joe Donnelly versus Republican Mike Braun in IN; and Democratic Sen.

Despite his party's poor showing in House elections, Trump wrote on Twitter, "Tremendous success tonight". The GOP's grip on high-profile governorships in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin were at risk as well. His approval rating - 39% in the latest CNN poll - is within the range where the President's party typically suffers heavy losses on Capitol Hill.

"Everything we have achieved is at stake", President Trump said in a final campaign rally. Voters reported waiting up to three hours to vote.

Health care and immigration were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate conducted by The Associated Press.

Almost two-thirds said Trump was a reason for their vote.

Tom Mooney, a voter in the same district said he was casting his vote for the Republicans. That could mean an impasse on issues including immigration, gun regulations and health care.

Americans are voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.

"The president absolutely is the focal point".

Democrats need 23 votes to flip the House and two votes to take control of the Senate.

"Senate Democrats faced the most hard political map in 60 years", said Sen. The Justice Department dropped the charges after his trial ended in an hung jury.

Democrats' performance in the House battlefield was mixed.

There was also a historic gender gap that showed women more supportive of Democrats than Republicans. President Clinton's first midterm was met with a loss of 54 House seats and nine Senate seats.

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate and 36 governor ships are up for grabs as Americans in all 50 states cast their ballots.

Democratic senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a 2016 presidential contender, and Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton's vice-presidential nominee in 2016, easily won re-election, networks projected. And Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, another potential 2020 contender, also won her race. "Later this evening the President and First Lady have invited family and friends to join them in the residence as they watch election returns".

At least 64 House races remain competitive, according to a Reuters analysis of the three top non-partisan forecasters, and Senate control was expected to come down to a half dozen close contests in Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana and Florida.

Donald Trump faces greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the US House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House. And they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump's personal and professional shortcomings.

Both sides agree, at least privately, that Republicans are strongly favored to keep control of the Senate, where the electoral map is highly favorable to them. But all of those seats were up for election Tuesday. Montana Sen. Jon Tester faced the toughest battle of that group, while moderate Joe Manchin, a former governor and brand name in West Virginia, was increasingly seen as safe in a state Trump took by 42 percentage points. Democrats are relying more upon women, people of color, young people and college graduates. Taylor Swift recently broke her decade of political silence to stand up for LGBT rights and equality and endorse a vote for Democrat Phil Bredesen, slamming Republican candidate and staunch Trump supporter Marsha Blackburn in the process.

Polls have so far shown a lead for the Democrats in the House, but a lead for Republicans in the Senate.

The demographic divides were coloring the political landscape in different ways.

Speaking to reporters in Madrid on Tuesday, Lavrov lamented that Russian-American ties have become "hostage to internal political squabbles in America".

They face a far more hard challenge in the Senate, where they are nearly exclusively on defense in rural states where Trump remains popular.

In fact, on average, the party of the president loses an average of 29 House seats and 2.5 Senate seats during the midterm elections.

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