Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

New Gallup Poll Finds High Anxiety Among Democrats on Election Day

New Gallup Poll Finds High Anxiety Among Democrats on Election Day

But Beto O'Rourke, a charismatic Democrat in a closely watched bid to dethrone Republican Ted Cruz in Texas, told voters that Trump was wrong, describing his state as built from "immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees". Marsha Blackburn triumphed in Tennessee.

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.

Republican gains in the Senate are sure to bolster the party's efforts to ram conservative federal judges through confirmation proceedings during a lame duck session that starts next week, as well as next year. Manchin, who voted with Republicans to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, attacked Morrisey's past lobbying ties to the pharmaceutical industry in a state battered by the opioid crisis. He was defeated by Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

Heitkamp lost to GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer, whom Trump persuaded to seek the Senate seat. They were heavy favorites in their races.

Another election observer, the Center For Politics at the University of Virginia, is predicting Democrats will gain at least 30 seats on Tuesday. What was not normal was that Menendez had been indicted on corruption charges and escaped with hung jury.

Democrats hoped their supporters' would surge to the polls.

Turnout for mid-term elections is traditionally lower than in presidential years, but the results could have dramatic implications for the United States, and in particular for Trump's legislative agenda. In fact, I said goodbye to him and left before he did.

"I think, like the TV stations have been saying, it's a referendum on the Trump presidency", said Eloisa Alvarez as she voted in Miami. Republicans now hold a 51-49 edge in Senate seats and are a strong favourite to retain control of the legislative body. It also means Senate Republicans can continue to confirm new appointments that may arise for members of the President's Cabinet. For example, Golden, who will be sworn in along with other winners on January 14, will have to be mindful he's from a fairly conservative district, Shortell said. Right now, Republicans have 240 seats, and Democrats have 195.

With Democrats considered a good bet to grab House control from Republicans, keeping the Senate was seen as crucial for the Republicans' goals of tax and spending cuts, trade, immigration restrictions, curbs on Obama's health care law and judicial nominations.

The Senate is the smaller chamber, with two senators per state - 100 senators total.

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One of the few Republicans who did not campaign as a Trump acolyte - Mitt Romney - handily won his race for the open Senate seat in Utah, marking a return to the national stage for the party's 2012 presidential nominee.

In those 10 Trump-won states, Democratic Sen.

Striking a dark tone at a rally in IN on Monday evening, Mr Trump accused Democrats without offering any evidence of "openly encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overrun our country". Nelson, 76, faced outgoing Republicans Gov. Rick Scott, who poured over $50 million of his own fortune into his campaign, the most in the U.S.

Democratic Senate incumbents were up for re-election, for example, in North Dakota, Indiana, and Missouri - states Trump carried by nearly 25% on average two years ago.

The president has always been accused of stoking hatred as he courts white nationalists in the U.S., but his supporters have stood by him as Trump hosted massive rallies in several states in the lead-up to Tuesday's vote. The Democrats also made inroads in Trump country, where they tried to win back white working-class voters.

"The 'resistance, ' they call it", Richard Milner, 66, a boat inspector from Norfolk, Virginia, said of Trump's opponents. "They ignored the consultants who said they should cover up their tattoos and smile more, and they ignored the powerful men of the Republican Party who never took them seriously anyway". They kept competitive seats in Texas, where Sen. His name is Dean Heller and his Democratic challenger is Jacky Rosen.

"We have long cautioned against assuming the House was a done deal for the Democrats, and we don't think readers should be stunned if things go haywire for Democrats tomorrow night", Crystal Ball editor-in-chief Larry Sabato and managing editor Kyle Kondik wrote. McAdams believes that Republicans and Democrats are effectively the same. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Tennessee's Bob Corker, both leaving Congress after accusing Trump of dishonesty and questioning his competence.

"Senate Democrats faced the most hard political map in 60 years", said Sen. Will the president's immigration message prove to be a winning one and the key to unleashing Republican turnout?

Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of MA easily won re-election as they consider bids for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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