United States voters give verdict on Trump as control of Congress at stake

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Republicans are expected to keep their majority in the Senate and forecast to gain one seat in the upper chamber.

"I feel less comfortable making a prediction today than I have in two decades", Republican pollster Frank Luntz said. "But, in a way, actually he is".

Voting began on Tuesday in the crucial midterm elections in the USA which could be seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump's controversial policies and the outcome would determine the next two years of his presidency.

"Trump is helping. He's becoming more and more radioactive", Manley said. 1 in 5 for African Americans. But if the GOP loses its majority it will need to to go on defense to protect Trump. The next day, another gunman opened fire in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, massacring 11 worshippers and telling police "all these Jews need to die".

Trump is stressing Senate contests like Indiana's after sending signals that maintaining the House may be out of reach.

He'd pulled into the parking lot minutes after the gunfire erupted, saw the police cars and shaken employees, and felt like the country's poisonous political climate had landed in his backyard.

Trump held the rally in Missouri to promote Hawley, who's in a neck-and-neck race with Democratic Sen. "I don't think the American public is going to put up with it". I thought this guy understood civics.

Trump, however, has seized this allegedly unconnected-to-the-elections caravan in his inimitable style. They view Democrats eagerness to investigate the president as a blessing in disguise in the run-up to 2020.

His Republican opponent is Ron DeSantis, a conservative backed by US President Donald Trump.

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. Trump's 29% chance is not an insignificant chance - it's greater than a one in four chance of winning - but this was interpreted as a certain victory for Clinton. They are also poised to make history with the number of LGBT candidates and Muslims up and down the ballot.

That is reflected in the early vote totals for these midterms, which are high. The crowd responded with the chant, "Lock her up!"

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University of Miami graduate student Maddie Kaufman, 24, said she was voting Democrat because of climate change.

Should they take the House, Democrats are already plotting to reopen the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Campaigns unfolded against a backdrop of jarring political imagery, overheated rhetoric and angry debates on immigration, health care and the role of Congress in overseeing the president.

"I don't mind when they say things about me like I'm a liberal".

He said he's felt an extraordinary level of enthusiasm for this election among his fellow students.

Midterm elections are typically hard for the party in power, and GOP incumbents had been on defense in races across the country as control of the House turned into a signature contest of the season.

Even if Republicans do hold on in the Senate, a Democratic takeover of the House would be a pivotal moment in Trump's presidency.

In Pittsburgh, where residents just finished burying those gunned down at the Tree of Life synagogue, some voters saw their Election Day decisions as a way to send a message that the country is headed down a dark and risky path.

"This is a very important election", he added. Trump had been tweeting support for specific GOP candidates, even as he acknowledged potential losses by emphasizing that his focus was on the Senate.

Rose Cathleen Bagin, 77, lives in the same neighbourhood as the synagogue.

Critics, including members of Trump's own party, have condemned the commercial as racially divisive. But Pelosi brushed off such comparisons Tuesday, arguing that Clinton won the popular vote, and was handicapped by the Electoral College, which won't be a factor in House races. "But I can tell you I would not be calling Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the GBI unless we had information that we needed them to look at".

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