John Fritze and David Jackson USA TODAY Published 10:30 PM EDT Nov 3, 2018 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump hammered his closing message on immigration during a pair of campaign rallies Saturday, repeatedly evoking an image of barbed wire being pulled along the border as he urged voters to consider “security” when they turn out for next week’s pivotal midterm elections. Making what is expected to be his final visit to Florida before voters decide control of Congress on Tuesday, Trump blasted Democratic opposition to his proposed border wall and criticized an idea raised by some liberal Democrats – and opposed by the party’s leaders – to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In doubling down on his immigration stance and describing the caravan of Central Americans still more than 700 miles from the border as an imminent threat, Trump has revived a theme that worked well for him in the 2016 election and tapped into a frustration … [Read more...] about Midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump hammers immigration message
Midterm election polls
America will go to the polls on Tuesday 6 November to elect members for each of the 435 House seats and 35 of the 100 Senate seats in Congress. Donald Trump and the Republicans will hope to maintain their majority in both houses during these midterm elections, but with the Democrats having a healthy lead in the polls, it is believed that they have a decent chance of taking the House of Representatives. A Democrat victory in either chamber would grant powers to potentially open investigations into President Trump as well as affording them more scope to oppose the president's agenda. The stakes are high. The latest polling and forecasts indicate that Donald Trump and the Republicans are favourites... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about US midterm elections poll tracker 2018: Who leads the race for Congress?
With only a week to go until the 2018 midterm elections, candidates are in the final sprint of campaigning.The elections on November 6 will be the US voters first chance to pass judgment on Donald Trump since he was elected President of the US in 2016.Americans will cast their vote on candidates for all 435 House seats and 35 of 100 Senate seats when polling stations open.And the results will determine which party - Democratic or Republican - will control each chamber of Congress for the next couple of years.Democrats are thought to have a good shot at taking back the House of Representatives but their path to control of the Senate is proving more complicated.According to the most recent poll, conducted by FiveThirtyEight, the House will go to the Democrats.However, the chance of the Democrats taking back the Senate are showing the opposite.Currently Democrats have a 86.2 percent chance of retaining controls in the House of Representatives.But the polls also show the party only have a … [Read more...] about Midterm elections polls 2018: What happens if Democrats win the US midterms 2018?
Police are investigating alleged assaults on two Republican candidates running for the Minnesota State House after they said they both were attacked over the weekend, the Washington Free Beacon reported. READ MORE: GOP Trails Democrats by 11 Percent Ahead of US Midterm Elections — Poll One of the alleged victims was Minnesota State Rep. Sarah Anderson (R-Plymouth), who claimed she was punched in the arm after confronting a man destroying pro-Republican yard signs. Meanwhile, the other person, first-time state representative candidate Shane Mekeland of Benton County suffered a concussion after he was punched while speaking with constituents at a local restaurant. Both candidates said they would still be pursuing their campaign activities, although they will be taking precautionary measures to avoid similar incidents. READ MORE: No Mueller Bombshells Likely Before US Midterm Elections — Report The … [Read more...] about GOP Candidates Reportedly Assaulted Ahead of Looming Midterm Elections
According to the results of the poll, conducted by Langer Research Associates, a total of 53 percent of the respondents said that they supported the Democratic Party, while 42 percent of the US citizens who took part in the poll said they would vote for the Republicans. READ MORE: US Voter Enthusiasm Soars Ahead of Midterm Elections — Poll © REUTERS / Mike BlakeGoogle Can 'Shift Up to 12 Million Votes' in 2018 Midterm ElectionsThe poll revealed that 45 percent of the respondents trust the Democratic Party more when it comes to dealing with the key problems that the country faces and only 37 percent would like the Republican Party to handle these issues. Trump's approval rating, in turn, has increased compared to August by five percentage points, from 36 percent to 41 percent, and is now his second highest since he took office. However, the poll said that his average … [Read more...] about GOP Trails Democrats by 11 Percent Ahead of US Midterm Elections