Greek-Americans in the United States midterm election battle

Daniel Fowler
November 6, 2018

In a Fox News op-ed on Monday he wrote that the United States "has the best economy in the history of our country - and hope has finally returned to cities and towns across America".

Should Democrats win one or both chambers of Congress, it will be exceedingly hard for Mr. Trump and the Republicans to pass major legislative priorities.

Political observers and critics have questioned whether the national economy is in as good shape as the Trump Administration says, and while Republicans are hoping to use the economy as the foundation of their re-election message, the president has mostly preferred his recent fear-based rhetoric about Central American migrants slowly approaching the US southern border.

But Trump is not only battling Democrats in this year's election, he is also battling history.

By contrast, black people, women, voters aged 18-34, urbanites, those with a high school education or less, Gary Johnson voters in 2016, nonvoters, and political independents were disproportionately likely to say they never had faith. For Republicans it was the No 3 priority behind immigration and the economy. He then pondered how the media will react if Republicans fall short.

The GOP now has 51 Senate seats compared to the Democrats' 49.

Of the 35 seats up for election, 26 of them are held by senators who caucus with Democrats, leaving the minority party mostly playing defense. Instead of blanket attacks on Trump, Democrats can focus on individual members' records.

Americans are going to the polls to vote on all 435 seats in the House, 35 of the 100 Senate seats and dozens of state governors.

In North Carolina, for example, 9.1 per cent of early voters were in the 18-29 age range, compared with 5.9 per cent in the 2014 midterms. "I can tell you, the early voting has been really good".

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The issue has left Republicans vulnerable to charges of hypocrisy. Trump declared in his typical style: "If she gets in, Georgia goes backwards".

Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke's campaign against Republican incumbent senator Ted Cruz has become one of the biggest races to watch in the 2018 midterms. Aside from Congressional and Senate races, the outcome of a slew of state gubernatorial races will also signal the mood of the electorate two years into Mr Trump's presidency, and two years before he seeks re-election in 2020.

And while Trump's name is not on the ballot, it seems to be on everyone's mind - including his own. "You're going to see the largest gender gap we've ever seen".

According to almost all pollsters, the Democrats have a good chance of winning the House, while the Republicans are likely to retain the Senate. Now the tables are turned.

Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others are running LGBT candidates and Muslims.

But to the dismay of some Republicans he has often pivoted away from that message in the final week of campaigning to emphasize a hardline crackdown against undocumented immigrants.

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. Their failure to take back the Senate will mean that Republicans maintain power over nominations to powerful positions, such as cabinet posts, ambassadorships and justiceships. Scott claims he had nothing to do with that action.

Polls show Democrats have a strong chance of retaking the House on Tuesday, but they shouldn't open the champagne yet-even if they do win, it could take weeks to be confirmed, according to a New York Times analysis. Healthcare in the nation is the number one issue by far for Democrats and for independents. "Even where Mr Trump isn't mentioned, he sets the stage and fills the stage".

Neil Sroka, the communications director for Democracy for America, a progressive political action committee, said: "In the era of Donald Trump, it's nearly impossible for anything not to be about Trump: people want a check on this administration".

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