AP Analysis: Democrats seek blueprint for bucking Trump in 2020

06 November, 2018, 22:55 | Author: Elaine Woods
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For many Americans, Tuesday's congressional midterm elections are a referendum on Republican President Donald Trump's divisive persona, hard-line policies and pugnacious politics.

Trump made a series of media appearances and campaign rallies in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri the day before elections that will determine whether his Republican party retains control of Congress.

Another wild card: The campaign's closing days come just a week after a gunman, who allegedly hated immigrants and Jews, killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Michael Kergin, a former Canadian ambassador to the USA, echoed Hurl's sentiment and said he's not watching any races in particular.

In short, if the Republicans are defeated today, then, in time either Trump will change or America itself will change.

They face strong headwinds. The total net worth of all American households has climbed almost $14 trillion, but 62 percent of that gain came from investments and was most likely not shared equally.

Governorships are not much better for Republicans, with a Democratic incumbent in Pennsylvania holding a large lead in the polls, and Republicans are struggling to hold on to governor's mansions in Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, none of which offers the party better odds than a jump ball.

Just five years ago, the Republican National Committee reported that the GOP's very survival depended upon attracting more minorities and women.

With the election approaching, Trump seized on the caravans of Central American migrants to reinforce an immigration message that recalls the racially charged immigration talk of his 2016 campaign. The fundamentals favor the GOP in these states, and if Republicans win where they should win, they will hold the Senate. "Everything we voted for in 2016 is on the line in 2018".

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Access to abortion and abortion funding is on the ballot in three states. Republican Sen. Bob Corker is retiring and the open seat is a contest between former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marcia Blackburn. He casts his rivals as an angry, liberal and risky "mob" and plays up gains in the economy.

"The US Congress holds midterm elections on Tuesday and the Democrats are hoping to break their grip on the levers of power, according to analysts at Westpac".

But as the frequency of his speeches and rallies increases, so too have his distortions and falsehoods, according to the Washington Post's "Fact Checker" database.

In the nine elections when the president's approval rating was below 50 percent, his party lost an average of 37 seats.

However, the winning a majority in the Senate will be an uphill task.

Democrats' path to try to regain control of the House goes all the way through California, where several Republican-held districts are in play and issues like immigration and health care ring loudly. Indeed, the individual stocks that have gained and lost the most during his reign have little discernable link to Trump's presidency.

"The hard thing for Canadians to know is what kind of Democratic Party are you getting after this election", he said. In a White House speech, the president said he would sign an order preventing border-crossers from claiming asylum, a legally questionable proposition, and said he'd told military troops he's mobilising to the border to respond to thrown rocks like they were "rifles".

As the economy rebounded, so, too, did their fortunes. He's less popular than Lyndon Johnson in 1966, Jimmy Carter in 1978, Clinton in 1994, and Barack Obama in 2010 and 2014. "Which is a big difference", she said. And Trump could set his sights on ousting Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other key figures at the Justice Department, possibly ending the department's investigation of Russia's attack on the 2016 election. Trump is trying to solve that problem with his "The illegals are coming!" pitch. "You see the passion at my father's rallies". "I was not politically aware and awake".

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