Term elections 2018: Trump makes final bid for votes

Some 250,000 jobs were created last month beating expectations

Some 250,000 jobs were created last month beating expectations

"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. "You have to see the crimes they've committed". You see what's happening with them.

They targeted two candidates who could become the first African-American governors of those states. View more opinion articles on CNN.

"My primary focus has been on the Senate, and I think we're doing really well in the Senate", Trump told reporters yesterday, an acknowledgement that the GOP's best hopes rest in the upper chamber.

President Trump repeatedly claimed a Democratic takeover would throw the United States into chaos, sparking a wave of illegal immigration and crime. "I'm not sure I'd want to reveal all of them".

With opinion polls showing dozens of tight US congressional and gubernatorial races in Tuesday's election, the current and former presidents said the results would determine what kind of country Americans live in for the next two years.

What it would mean: Trump and the GOP losing both the House and the Senate would be a seismic shift, given the inherent advantage Republicans have on both maps.

Whatever the outcome, Trump made clear he knew his political future was on the line. "In a sense, I am on the ticket. I would like to have a much softer tone", he said.

He has refused to release his tax records as other politicians and presidents have, with White House aides contending he is still in the midst of what would be a lengthy IRS audit - which itself does not bar anyone from releasing tax details. Trump would say, quite reasonably, that the state of the economy is already priced in. This is where Trump is focusing his energies on the final stretch.

Country singer Lee Greenwood performed Trump favorite "God Bless the USA" in Chattanooga and was expected to appear Monday with the president in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

In Indiana, Trump invited White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and counselor Kellyanne Conway on stage to speak along with his daughter Ivanka Trump.

What are the midterm elections? The survey has a +/-2 percentage point margin of error. Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

After two years of wielding no practical political power in Washington, the Democratic Party faces a strong chance of winning control of the US House of Representatives in next week's election, with Republicans likely to keep the Senate. "But I have never seen such an enthusiastic Republican Party".

In terms of the legislative agenda, Mr Kondik said we could expect Republicans to have "another shot" repealing or seriously changing the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats are pushing healthcare with poll after poll saying it's the number one issue - along with the economy - for many voters. He frequently declares that 2018 is the election of "Kavanaugh and the caravan".

Trump embarked on a three-state tour in the Midwest on Monday, holding rallies in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.

"Analysts at Nomura suggest that the 2018 U.S. midterm elections will be the highlight of this week and at the moment, the most likely outcome is a Democrat takeover of the House, while Republicans maintain control of the Senate".

But a House loss will prompt GOP hand-wringing about the divides in the party and the struggles for moderate Republicans to run in the Trump, as well as raise questions about whether the Democratic gains point to a path for presidential hopefuls in 2020.

A lot would have to happen, especially in the Senate, for this to happen.

"This is a very important election", Trump added, emphasizing the stakes. "I wouldn't say it's as important as '16, but it's right up there".

The same soundtrack - heavy on Elton John and The Rolling Stones with a little Backstreet Boys and Rihanna thrown in - plays at the same earsplitting decibels. The same red "Make America Great Again" hats, tossed to supporters before the president's arrival and sold at concession stands, dotted the crowds, which happily chant along with the greatest hits of the 2016 campaign, including "Lock Her Up", "Build the Wall" and a derogatory message toward a certain cable news network. Night after night, Trump unleashes grievances against the media, attacks his political foes, showcases his own accomplishments and promises that he alone can achieve the nation's potential.

The Republican has small leads among whites and other minority voters.

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