Republicans, Democrats Make Final Pushes Before the Midterm Elections

As midterms loom, Trump seems at peace with losing the House. Is that because it could help him in 2020?

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Shifts among undecided voters or unexpected changes in turnout in these races could decide control of the House-and in one possible outcome, a Democratic majority won't become clear until late postal ballots are counted in California and Washington. That narrative is based largely on national polls, and caution should be urged. Emblematic of the thinly-disguised racist tropes he often resorts to, Trump told his supporters in Florida this week that the election is about "safety" that Democrats are aiming to destroy (in the state where he has property) and "when people are camping on your front lawn - remember (Andrew) Gillum", the Democrat in the running for the state's governorship.

But a day before the midterm elections, that wave is all dried up. And, as it is, there are data both parties can take solace in that buoy their respective cases. That's the beauty of campaigns and voting.

Women are expected to play a critical role in Tuesday's midterm elections, which will determine which party controls Congress. At a really in Georgia on Sunday, Trump supporters chanted "Six more years!"

Democrats may well take control of the House, may even do so decisively. That right there is and has been a huge flashing red light for the GOP.

'I won it by a lot [in 2016], Mike is going to have a big victory, ' Trump said.

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Opinion polls and election forecasters have made Democrats favourites on Tuesday to pick up the 23 seats they need to capture a majority in the US House of Representatives, which would enable them to stymie Trump's legislative agenda and investigate his administration. Those who give the economy positive ratings favor Republican candidates for the House by 54 to 40 percent. According to FiveThirtyEight, Democrats have a 7/8 chance of winning the House, while Republicans have a 5/6 chance of holding onto the Senate. "The economic environment should favor Republican incumbents".

"I don't think there's a Democrat in this country that does't have a little angst left over from 2016 deep down", said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, which spent more than ever before - almost US$60 million in all - to support Democratic women this campaign season. And he has sharpened his attacks on Democrats while playing up doomsday scenarios if they were to gain power.

"It could happen", Trump said Friday about losing the House.

This would be a huge win for the GOP. The last time optimism ranked so high was in January 2001. Meanwhile, young voters and Latinos would have to stay home. And who pays for polls for the most part?

Trump arrived in Fort Wayne, northeast of Indianapolis, where he brought Vice President Mike Pence and hoops coach Bobby Knight on Friday in yet another effort to defeat Sen. The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) would very likely be repealed once and for all.

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The fact that they are likely to win back a chamber that seemed so out of reach for the entire decade is big, in and of itself. Cantor warns that if Democrats win, they'll have to deal with that same danger of high expectations from their left-wing base.

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, to bolster the prospects of Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, Trump once again warned that caravans of immigrants are on their way to flood across the southern border. That was rewarded, and what message would that send? And his own bid for re-election in 2020 is already underway.

It would also be yet another reckoning for pollsters and media organizations that pay for the surveys.

"This would be consistent with polling, expert forecasts, candidate fundraising and special election results". But if the polls are wrong, it should induce more than a shoulder shrug from outlets that conduct them and the news media organizations that report on them.

There are very obvious downsides to Republicans' losing the House for Trump. "For infrastructure, the most important thing about the election is that it will be over", he said.

Deadlines to register and get an absentee ballot are past, as is the deadline for civilians to submit an absentee ballot. In 2016, to the surprise of many, 319,000 absentee ballots were rejected for one reason or another. Specifically, it could all come down to Mississippi.

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What it would mean: Imagine a scenario in which Democrats lead 50-49 on Election Day in the Senate, and the eyes of the country - and the deep pockets of out-of-state money - descend on Mississippi. The consequences would be enormous, the rancor pitched and the tension thick.

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