The world’s eyes are on the United States mid-term polls

Youth turnout could hold the key in the US mid terms and threaten Trump's hold on Congress

Unusually steep totals for Republicans, Democrats and Independents have surged this year, all propelled by voting for or against President Trump and his policies. "You have to see the crimes they've committed". Trump's remarks included ominous references to the "Antifa" far-left-leaning militant groups and a migrant caravan marching toward the U.S. -Mexico border that he has called an "invasion".

It's a message that has resonated across much of liberal, progressive, and moderate America that fears rewarding President Trump with continued majority in Congress in addition to the control of the executive and judiciary that he already wields will roll back the United States to an era of racism and discrimination that white conservatives often gloss over, when they are not being sentimental about it.

They face strong headwinds.

Trump's fiery, invective-filled campaigning produced what may be the most polarized midterm contest in modern times as he played to tribal rifts in American society in a way that no president has done since the civil rights era.

Trump's tone during his presidency has not really changed much from the 2016 campaign cycle. Claire McCaskill's race against challenger Josh Hawley is seen as a referendum on Trump, and Florida where vulnerable Democratic incumbent Sen.

"Trump's not on the ballot, but he is on the ballot", he said at a phone-bank event to get out the vote at the local Republican headquarters.

"What can we learn, if anything, about where this vote is coming from?"

Monday's agenda included Ohio, Indiana and a late-night stop in Missouri.

Trump's remarks came as he barnstormed the country delivering fiery speeches on behalf of Republican candidates - and more than a week after Democrats blamed his rhetoric on immigration for a mass shooting by an extremist who attacks a Pittsburgh synagogue, ostensibly because a Jewish organization was helping immigrants. He casts his rivals as an angry, liberal and unsafe "mob" and plays up gains in the economy.

Among other significant findings, President Donald Trump's job rating among likely voters is 46 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove, which is the same as in October.

But as the frequency of his speeches and rallies increases, so too have his distortions and falsehoods, according to the Washington Post's "Fact Checker" database. On the internet, you can watch ad-free election results on C-SPAN from 8 pm EST (6:30 am on 7 November IST).

This may work with Trump's ultra-loyal base.

Although polls generally agree on Democrats winning the House and Republicans retaining the Senate, the margins are fine and a few key races will determine whether a real upset is on the cards.

And just look at how wide the playing field is - Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take back the House, and they are targeting some 80 Republican-held seats.

On the flip side, if Republicans maintain control of the House and Senate, that's not only a victory for the GOP, but a validation of Trump's brand of politics and his unconventional presidency.

While he has signed an anti-opioids bill and annual spending measures, he has yet to help broker a single piece of bipartisan legislation; for instance, he helped nix a compromise Senate immigration bill and several White House directed infrastructure weeks have produced no broad legislation.

"They'll do anything and everything they can to impeach him", she said.

"The biggest worry for the White House in terms of re-election is making sure they have a Republican governor in Florida and OH because it just makes organizing those states all the easier", he said.

As the economy rebounded, so, too, did their fortunes.

In an interview with The Associated Press last month, Trump said he would not accept blame for a GOP defeat at the polls. Former President Barack Obama was in his words "shellacked" in 2010 and went on to win re-election in 2012.

But the energy fizzled, she said. This is where Trump is focusing his energies on the final stretch. The arguments about exactly what the election meant would be all over the place, and it would be tough to say anything with certainty, because we'd be entering a bona fide new political reality. "There's so many things that are pushing this in unconventional ways", Klein said. "I was not politically aware and awake".

Ms Persons said it's a question that the Democratic party will need to come to a position on. "He is telling it like it is". The Republican has small leads among whites and other minority voters.

Many pundits see more than President Trump on the ballot; numerous opeds have said the idea of America itself is at stake.



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