MPCore.us – The divided American community will visit polling stations today, Tuesday (6/11), to elect new members of Congress and drop judgments on President Donald Trump’s performance.
The result could shift the balance of power in Washington and change the direction of Trump’s presidency in the next two years.
A total of 435 seats in the senate were wagered on Tuesday, plus 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate, as well as 36 of the 50 governor positions.
Public opinion and analysts show the opposition Democrats have the advantage of fighting for control in the senate. Democrats are expected to win more seats and they must win 23 new seats to reach the majority.
Republicans rely on President Trump to motivate supporters at the last moment to maintain their power in the Senate. Democrats are trying to maintain 10 Senate seats in the state that Trump won, including Tennessee.
Trump criticized the Democrats about the issue of immigration during a recent campaign in Chattanooga.
“Democrats want to invite caravans for caravans consisting of illegal people flooding our country,” Trump said. “No country can allow its borders to be entered, it is an invasion.”
The Democrats are increasingly optimistic with their chances of regaining control in senate. Last week, Democrat leader at the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi predicted that this would happen. Democrats are getting help from their prominent figures including former President Barack Obama, who campaigned in Illinois.
“When you choose Illinois, you can reject this type of politics. If you participate in the political process, you can prevent bad behavior. When voting, Illinois, you have to choose hope rather than fear, “Obama said.
Polls show Democrats are most concerned about health and economic services, while Republican attention is centered on immigration.
But the Brookings Institution expert, John Hudak, said it was clear that Trump himself was an issue for both parties this year.
“This president who wants a part-time election becomes a referendum on him, because he thinks he is very popular and this will make the Republicans reach the finish line,” Hudak said.
But Trump not only fought against Democrats, he also fought against history.
“Usually midterm elections hit the president’s party,” said John Fortier of Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. “I think this time is no different. Democrats will succeed in gaining control of the senate, the position of governor, and also the state legislature. ” Trump’s low popularity is also a concern of the Republic.