Trump turns up pressure before midterms, focused on Senate

Daniel Fowler
November 6, 2018

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".

"I'm not on the ticket, but I am on the ticket, because this is also a referendum about me", he told a rally in MS recently.

Trump's Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree.

The president often has openly lambasted the twin ideologies on the world stage.

"The range of outcomes in the House is really wide". As things stand exactly 24 hours before the action begins, poll forecasts show the US House (435 seats) and the US Senate (35 seats on the ballot) moving in opposite directions.

But numerous key Senate battlegrounds are conservative states, like Missouri and Montana, where Trump excelled in 2016 and remains popular.

While one point may not seem like much, two factors should be considered here. So, very simply, if you want more caravans and more crime, because crime comes with [caravans], vote for the Democrats.

On average, a USA president experiences just over a seven percentage swing against his party during a mid-term. "They didn't come trying to storm the border".

"Clearly there's an bad lot on the line in terms of the legislative agenda", said Republican consultant Josh Holmes.

Pelosi has also outlined plans to vote on legislation to fund infrastructure projects, reform campaign finance laws, expand background checks for gun sales and provide a path to citizenship for those children of immigrants brought to the United States illegally.

Ahead of the election, in a packed airport hangar in Cleveland and at other Trump rallies across the nation, the stakes are different: a vote to protect a leader they see as under siege, whose inflammatory rhetoric is a necessary price for a norm-shattering era of change.

This outcome might not be all roses for the President though. "People woke up and said 'Oh, we can't take this for granted". And who pays for polls for the most part? "No man in this room will ever again say a woman is attractive because it's not politically correct", Trump said, as his crowd obliged him with a chorus of boos.

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The comments marked the starkest indication that Trump has grown less optimistic about the GOP's chances of retaining control of the House, where Republicans face greater headwinds than in the Senate.

Mr Trump will also need to start worrying about impeachment.

By and large, however, Democratic candidates and party elders such as David Axelrod, the former top campaign aide to President Barack Obama, contend that sticking to "kitchen-table" issues is a better way to win over voters than being drawn into culture wars and the swirl of controversy that Trump regularly generates.

"He is putting people back to work", said retired postal worker Barbara Peacock, 58, as she leafed through Trump 2020 re-election merchandise at his rally in Macon, Georgia, on Sunday. First among them would be a potentially bitter leadership fight in the House to replace retiring Speaker Paul Ryan. "It's something that the American public will probably expect to come up, based on what they've been hearing in the lead-up to these elections", she said.

A White House that has struggled to stay on course under favourable circumstances would be tested in dramatic ways.

How it would happen: There are a half-dozen congressional races in California, for example, that are very close heading into Election Day. Standoffs over border-wall money, cutting money for agencies regulating industries and implementing health care programs are likely and could trigger government shutdowns.

"They key thing is the Democrats could actually shut down the confirmation process for judicial nominees, which is pretty significant". Turnout rose more for Democrats than Republicans.

Let's say the Republicans maintain control of both the House and the Senate.

At a rally in West Virginia Friday a defiant Trump brushed off the prospect of a Democratic House takeover.

"A challenger would have a more valid case to make to the party if there was a blue wave", Ms Persons said. "I wouldn't say it's as important as '16, but it's right up there".

In Ohio, Republican National Committee spokeswoman Mandi Merritt referred to pro-Trump enthusiasts as a "grassroots army" that could be harnessed and dispatched to boost Republican voter turnout.

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