Midterm exit polls show healthcare and immigration are top issues for voters

Mr Trump accused the ex-leader of breaking promises and Mr Obama said the president was 'fear-mongering'

One polling station in Arlington still had a line past 9:00 a.m. - a time when many people would need to already be at work. Yet Democrats tempered expectations for a "blue wave", characterizing the fight for power as a block-by-block slog.

The GOP has a 47-vote advantage in the House; the Democrats would need to win 24 seats to take control.

The outcome has serious stakes for the president.

Trump, though, nearly assuredly will face an avalanche of investigations into his tax returns, his payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and his relationship with Russian Federation if Democrats win back the House - which comes with the much-coveted power to subpoena and launch congressional investigations.

The predictive model at FiveThirtyEight now projects an 88 per cent chance of them winning the seats required.

Many Democratic candidates in tight races shied away from harsh criticism of Trump, focusing instead on bread-and-butter issues like maintaining health insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens.

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The president's current job approval, set at 40 percent by Gallup, was the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.

"If you look back through the last 50 or 60 years of U.S. history, if you are an incumbent President, the chances are you will be re-elected and there is a strong pattern of the United States two terms for one party, two terms for the other". Florida and Georgia, meanwhile, could make history by electing their states' first black governors - and leading Democrats such as former President Barack Obama made special pitches for Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia in the final days. It was a deliberate strategy to expand the playing field to about 80 districts, stretching beyond college-educated voters in the suburbs into regions where the party has seen its fortunes fade.

"Democrats want to control everything and everyone". Hundreds of millions were spent by the parties, supplemented by more money from outside groups, to frame the debate.

Pelosi was speaking with reporters when she was asked if she still had a "great deal of confidence" that the Democrats will seize control of one or both Houses of Congress. For Republicans they are less obvious.

Appearing before thousands in an overflowing aircraft hangar in Macon for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, Trump declared, "There's electricity in the air like I haven't seen since '16". As election day neared, the polls increasingly showed that Trump had a real chance of winning.

In the closing weeks of the midterms, Trump has unleashed a no-holds-barred effort to boost Republicans as he dipped into the same undercurrents of unease that defined his 2016 campaign. She was expected to lose to political newcomer Jennifer Wexton.

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Phillips noted that, while this is frequently the case, the focus seems to be more on rhetoric this time than on policy.

He said he doesn't know how other people respond to that issue, but he's "ticked off" about it.

About a half-hour later, he gave GOP Rep. Peter King a shout-out.

Limbaugh said he was assuming the massive early voting turnout would indicate huge crowds of voters on Tuesday. If Republicans hold their ground, stocks could gain further, with hopes of more tax cuts ahead.

Pennsylvania looked particularly daunting for Republicans after redistricting and a rash of retirements put several seats in play. "Democrats produce mobs", Trump said at his final rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Other seats in the state were also considered in play. Democrats are expected to flip two open GOP seats in New Jersey, but could oust two other incumbents as well. Harris was facing a stiff challenge from Marine veteran and small-businessman Dan McCready. A net gain of 24 seats would be enough for the Democrats. Meanwhile, Democrats are fighting hard to take seats that have been held by Republicans in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and Tennessee.

Overall, Donald Trump's approval rating among the electorate sits at 44% - which is almost spot-on the current RealClear Politics poll average of 43.6%.

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