Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of USA midterm elections

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I think we're going to do well in the House.

"This election will decide whether we build on this extraordinary prosperity we have created", Trump told a cheering crowd in Macon, Georgia, warning that Democrats would "take a giant wrecking ball to our economy".

Many more could not run for re-election because of term limits, while some chose to campaign for another seat or bowed out of politics altogether.

On the other side, Republicans led with voters between the ages of 50 and 64 (52pc to 43pc), men (50pc to 43pc) and whites (50pc to 44pc). But significantly, 20% of these voters remain undecided or prefer someone other than the Republican or Democratic candidates. It is more favorable in the House, where Democrats need to gain 23 seats to take control of the 435-seat chamber.

With Trump continuing a hectic schedule of campaign appearances and former president Barack Obama making a last appeal for a Democratic candidate in Chicago, both sides say voter turnout will be key. The writer, being a woman political journalist from India, now transplanted to the USA, is in a unique position to observe the three aspects that are critical to defining this presidency: chauvinism, gunslinger politics, and immigration.

Forging ahead with his multipronged message at a rally Friday in Huntington, West Virginia, Mr. Trump acknowledged the flack from some fellow Republicans.

In the midst of a six-day national blitz of rallies ahead of Tuesday's election, Trump will also appear later on Sunday in Tennessee, which hosts a vital US Senate race.

DHS claims that there are more than 270 hardened criminals lurking among the women and children heading toward the United States from Central America by way of Mexico, but it has not named them or said how it arrived at that number. "They can destroy your state quickly, or make it better".

It has been almost two years since former United States president Barack Obama left the White House.

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Trump also acknowledged that Democrats could win a congressional majority - though he suggested he wouldn't be to blame if they do.

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"In this cycle, it seemed as if there was a disproportionately negative reaction among highly educated voters to Trump", he said.

Democrats face a far more hard challenge in the Senate, where they are nearly exclusively on defense in rural states where Trump remains popular.

He repeated those themes in Georgia, urging voters to "look at what is marching up - that's an invasion".

The trend generally holds true in the Senate as well, but it may not this year.

Democrats face their toughest political map in decades in the Senate, which Republicans now control 51-49.

But in the first mid-term under Trump - an utterly unconventional president - there are many unknowns, above all the bottom-line impact of a president who has driven both supporters and foes to a rare fever pitch of emotion. And I don't think he's gone too far, ' she said.

Indeed, powerful Democratic forces are already pushing for Trump's impeachment, even if Democratic leaders aren't ready to go that far. Critics say the question could deter an estimated 630,000 households from filling out the form, preventing it from being an accurate measure for determining how hundreds of millions of federal dollars are spent and how political districts are mapped. The flood of campaign cash, a midterm record, has been overwhelmingly fueled by energy on the left.

Trump's minions are counting on enthusiasm about core issues to trigger strong conservative voter turnout that preserves their majorities in Congress.

"That's what's at stake: my heart and soul, along with everybody else's", he said.