A Midterm Election Like None Other

UNITED STATES- SEPTEMBER 14 Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer D-N.Y. and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. attend a news conference on the Child Care for Working Families Act which focuses on affordable early learning and care on Sep

UNITED STATES- SEPTEMBER 14 Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer D-N.Y. and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. attend a news conference on the Child Care for Working Families Act which focuses on affordable early learning and care on Sep

The final Politico/Morning Star poll conducted days before the midterm elections showed Democrats' advantage over Republicans slipping on the generic congressional ballot.

Some 34.3 million people have cast early ballots and the real number is probably higher, according to the US Elections Project, a University of Florida-based information source.

Republicans are counting on Trump to rally his supporters in the closing hours to help maintain their narrow 51-to-49 seat edge in the Senate.

Tuesday is Democrats' last, best chance to stifle President Trump's agenda before he completes his first term. But similar polls in the 2016 election had underrated Trump's appeal and there has been a strong female presence in his rallies, all sporting pink hats and signs supporting his "Make America Great Again" slogan.

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"Democrats want to invite caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country".

Trump has been beating the drum against a caravan of migrants from Central America that is vending its way through Mexico to the USA border. "No nation can allow its borders to be overrun".

"I think they will be both miserable and emboldened", says Rove.

And while Trump's name is not on the ballot, it seems to be on everyone's mind - including his own. "That is an invasion of our country".

Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years should they win control of the House or the Senate.

"Things are pretty good, yet we have all this division and we have this president who's relatively unpopular, so we have this odd juxtaposition", said Kent State politics professor Michael Ensley, citing Trump's poor approval ratings despite a rollicking USA economy and the absence of any major foreign-policy challenges. "You vote, you might save a life". When you participate in the political process, you can be a check on bad behavior. He said the country is turning around rapidly and will have many quarters like the one that delivered 4.2 percent GDP growth under his presidency.

"Whatever you can do to ensure victory tomorrow, get out and vote, get your family, get your friends, get everybody to get out and vote", he told the supporters on the line. Many other states on the East Coast will follow between 6am local time (11am GMT) and 7am local time (12pm GMT).

Also a record number of women - 200 Democrats and 60 Republicans - are candidates for Congress, where they now hold only about 20 percent of the seats.

But Brookings Institution expert John Hudak said it is also clear that Trump is a major issue for both parties this year.

The midterm elections are widely seen as a referendum on his politics.

Mr Trump appears to have decided that immigration is the crucial issue that will turn out the coalition of voters that handed him an unlikely victory in the 2016 election.

"The big picture is that midterm elections go against the president's party", noted John Fortier of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.

"The Democrats will do quite well in the House of Representatives, in the governorships and state legislatures".

Asked if he was concerned Democrats would force the release of his taxes, Trump replied: 'No, I don't care. "We can't have that", he said in an ABC interview. "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is". "Trump has hijacked the election", one senior House Republican aide tells Politico.

Tuesday is Election Day.

Gallup pollster Frank Newport said that puts pressure on Democrats to make sure their supporters get out and vote.

President Trump repeatedly claimed a Democratic takeover would throw the U.S. into chaos, sparking a wave of illegal immigration and crime.

Democrats need 23 seats to take the House. "It will no longer be a rubber stamp", said Jim Kessler of the centrist Democratic group Third Way.

The opposite would be complete Republican control, possible given they will at least keep the Senate.

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