Half polls closed voters pit Trump strength Dem resistance

A voter casts his ballot in the midterm election at the East Midwood Jewish Center polling station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

Yet while Republicans command the Senate only narrowly, 51-49, Democrats faced daunting political math: They and their two independent allies were defending 26 of the 35 seats in play.

The Southwest states feature a number of key races: at least two Senate races are key to the GOP's chances of either holding on to the Senate or increasing their lead. If Bredesen wins, he'll be Tennessee's first Democrat Senator since Al Gore in the early 1990s.

With almost two thirds of ballots counted, Democratic state lawmaker Jennifer Wexton was ahead of Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock by 57% to 43% in their suburban northern Virginia district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016, NBC reported. The race was considered a toss-up.

In Virginia's 7th District, a Republican-leaning area near Richmond, Republican Rep. Dave Brat was in a tight race with Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer. "The Democrats still essentially have no path to the majority without winning one of these three states: North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas, and the Republicans retain what appear to be edges in all three".

Despite the shocking news that the Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot on Monday rated Republicans leading with "likely midterm voters" for the first time by 46 percent to the Democrats' 45 percent, California's Democrat House delegation is busy jockeying to gain powerful leadership positions if the Democrats flip House control.

The mid-term elections are called the midterms because they come at the midpoint of the President's four-year term in office. The GOP's grip on high-profile governorships in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin were at risk as well.

The loss of power will test Trump's political hold on House Republicans, most of whom had pledged their support for him lest they face the wrath of the party's core supporters, who remain in his corner. Also, more said they showed up at the polls to express opposition than did those who said they were casting a ballot to support him.

Americans are turning out in record numbers to have their say on President Trump.

Americans are voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Do voters in Iowa and other spots on the Obama-Trump map swing back to the Democrats?

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Trump spent election night watching returns with family and friends at the White House, his shadow looming large over the results. He was active on Twitter throughout much of the day, blasting out endorsements for Republican candidates and weighing in on the balloting.

The Democrats are favoured by election forecasters to pick up the 23 seats they need to gain a majority in the House, but have slimmer hopes of gaining control of the Senate, opinion polls show. If Democrats are on fire, this is also the hour when the bottom could fall out for Republicans, and the House majority could be called. Control of the U.S. House will depend on the effectiveness of the spillover from the President's message to suburban women voters in districts where he did not campaign. "Do not let their scare tactics frighten you away from the polls".

It was widely expected that if the Republicans padded its current two-seat majority, it would do so only modestly. In both Senate and House races, Democrats have focused heavily on health care and protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions. About three-quarters of the registered voters named health care as in important issue to their vote, according to recent Pew research. "I think Americans will choose prosperity", Rep. Steve Stivers, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, said Tuesday on Fox News.

Another Democratic star, Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, lost his spirited challenge to Sen. The survey is separate from the traditional exit polls for the television networks.

Trump and Republicans appeared to have the economy on their side heading into the election: Unemployment in October held at a 48-year low of 3.7 percent. He said since Trump has been president, he 's hired two more employees for his six-person company.

"I think everyone was bracing for any possible, insane scenario to show itself tonight but it basically looks like the baseline consensus forecast was correct", said Michael Purves, head of equity derivatives strategy at Weeden & Co, New York.

If Republicans lawmakers feel irrelevant, they could resort to sitting out votes, said Courtney, a Democrat who's the longest-serving legislator in OR history.

Polling aggregator 538 is projecting that the Republicans will indeed lose control of the House of Representatives this time around. She is not running as a progressive firebrand, but just as Brat rode the Tea Party wave against Cantor, Spanberger could capitalize on the suburban backlash to the President in a traditionally Republican district.

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