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How To Interpret The Early Exit Poll Results

07 November 2018, 08:16 | Austin Hogan

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Unlike past presidents facing potentially unfavourable mid-term elections, Mr Trump hasn't shied from the spotlight - and it looks like he's succeeded in making this vote about him.

Democrats are expected to hold leadership elections after December 5, potentially allowing other House Democrats to whip support to challenge Pelosi. Republican Mike Braun defeated Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in IN and Republican Marsha Blackburn's win in Tennessee made it much more hard for Democrats to make inroads.

But in some other toss-up races, the GOP managed to hold on. Ted Cruz fended off Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the well-financed liberal darling, and in Tennessee, where Rep. Marsha Blackburn prevailed.

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.

Should he conclude that Trump committed a crime, a Democratic House could launch impeachment proceedings, but the process would likely come to a halt in a GOP-held Senate.

State sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, also trails in her race, but has been gaining on her challenger.

Trump's polarizing impact on the country has driven unusually high interest in the election, the first major political test of his presidency and one that will provide Democrats with clues to the strategy they'll need to challenge him in 2020.

By Election Day, both sides are expected to have spent more than $5 billion, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. They need just 24 seats to win control.

Democrats' fate depends upon a delicate coalition of infrequent voters - particularly young people and minorities - who traditionally shun midterm elections. "The Leader and the President had a great conversation tonight and he thanked the President for all his help", said McConnell's spokeswoman, Antonia Ferrier.

In the final days of the campaign, Trump amped up his rhetoric, peppering his rallies with improbable doomsday scenarios should the Democrats win control of one or both congressional bodies. "The president has energized a staggering number of Americans at packed arenas and in overflow crowds at rallies across the country".

In what could be another bit of good news for Democrats, 80 percent of voters in the exit poll said it was important to elect women this year.

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"If the radical Democrats take power they will take a wrecking ball to our economy and our future", Trump declared in Cleveland, using the heated rhetoric that has defined much of his presidency.

Over at Isaac Hunter's, Calabria said he was thankful Wake County voters appreciated "the forward-thinking" leadership the commission has been able to provide in recent years. Was candidate Trump involved in a June, 2016 meeting between a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Democrats and Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign chairman?

Democrats on other committees in the House are laying the groundwork for policy-oriented oversight work and hearings with senior administration officials - some of whom have not been forced to testify before Congress.

The first polling stations closed at 6:00 pm Eastern time (2300 GMT) in parts of Kentucky and in - where Democrats are struggling to hold a crucial Senate seat in a state won by Trump two years ago.

The entire 435-member House of Representatives and a third of the 100-seat Senate are up for grabs. "Do not let their scare tactics frighten you away from the polls".

At stake was control of at least one house in the United States Congress, and with it Trump's ability to drive ahead with an unconventional style of government that has divided Americans like rarely before. Surrounded by veterans, she repeated that her top issue is health care and protecting insurance coverage of pre-existing conditions.

As he departed Washington on Monday, he said Democrats' "weak stand" on the issue "means nothing but crime".

Moreover, 56 percent of those surveyed thought the country was on the wrong track and 41 percent said it was on the right track.

"I'm not on the ballot, but in a certain way, I'm on the ballot", Trump said in October.

"It could happen", President Trump acknowledged this past Friday evening about losing the lower chamber, echoing the same sentiments many strategists and lawmakers have been forecasting for the past year.

Supporters for Democratic congressional candidate Tom Malinowski react to election results during an election night watch party, November 6, 2018, in Berkeley Heights, N.J.



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