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Midterm elections 2018: Who will win the midterms? Who is ahead in the polls?

October 22, 2018 9:36 PM
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THE US MIDTERM elections are just two weeks away, and after a tough few months, attention is turning to how these will impact the rest of Donald Trump’s presidency.

American voters will select 35 out of 100 Senators, as well as all 435 members of the House of Representatives.

These Congress elections - the Senate and the House make up Congress - are crucial for Donald Trump.

If the Democrats take back control of the house - which is often how midterms tend to swing - it could severely limit what Mr Trump can do for the final two years of his tenure.

But after a bitter fight over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, what was once seen as an opportunity for the Democrats to make inroads on the map, is now looking more contentious.

In the battle for the House, which is the lower chamber of Congress, all 435 seats are up for election - 218 seats are needed for control.

Currently, the Republicans hold 240 seats, and the Democrats hold 196.

Democrats will need to gain 24 seats to flip the house, but voter turnout will be key.

What was once looking set to be a good chance for the Democrats to gain some ground has taken a knock since the Kavanaugh scandal.


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