Exit polls: Trump’s approval over 50% where it mattered in Senate races

Arturo Kim
November 9, 2018

The House of Representatives has flipped from Republican control into the hands of the Democrats, US networks projected.

The magnitude of the Democrats' gains in recapturing a majority in the House of Representatives is "not a miraculous achievement", he added.

See the results below for all of the House and Senate races in this interactive graphic, which we'll be updating live throughout the night as they come in.

The Democrats also won some of the high-profile governor's race including Kansas, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

Pelosi says that after 2016 Democrats "didn't agonize, we organized".

Almost 40 percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP VoteCast, the national survey of the electorate, while one-in-four said they voted to express support for Trump.

"Grassroots enthusiasm for President Trump, who did more than any President in history to support Republican candidates, and the Republican Party's expansive get-out-the-vote operation, turned the forecasted Democrat tsunami into a ripple", McDaniel said.

Sen. Joe Manchin was the lone Democrat to back Kavanaugh, and his yes vote is believed to have put him over the top in a hotly contested race.

Democrats knocked off at least 17 GOP incumbents, picking up moderate, suburban districts across the country. In addition, Fox News is calling this for the Democrats.

He bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation. "They can now open investigations into the president, and we'll finally find out if Donald Trump has ever done anything unethical".

Those Republican candidates who run for office with Trump at the top of the ticket will have a hard time establishing their own political identities - and they may not want to, as U.S. presidents by and large win their second terms.

Democrats mounted a fierce fight to win back the control they lost in 2014, but they had an uphill fight from the start.

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Jared Polis is projected to win the Colorado gubernatorial race, becoming the first openly gay man to be a United States governor.

Trump, who watched the midterm election returns with family and friends at the White House Tuesday evening, settled into a brief role as spectator, after months of campaigning for Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen.

All of it leaves Trump a more dominant force in the party than he was even two years ago.

Trump spent Tuesday at the White House, tweeting, making calls, monitoring the races and meeting with his political team.

"I think everyone was bracing for any possible, insane scenario to show itself tonight but it basically looks like the baseline consensus forecast was correct", said Michael Purves, head of equity derivatives strategy at Weeden & Co, New York.

Nearly a quarter of voters considered immigration to be the top issue, while another one-fifth said it was the economy.

While a Democratic victory was far from guaranteed, the party had been viewed as a slight favorite to win the House on Election Day.

Political pundits had predicted a much greater gain for the Democrats in the House, which was pointed out by the GOP leaders as they tended to give the credit for this to Trump.

Historically, the party in power loses several seats during the first midterm election of a new president, particularly if his national job approval ratings are low.

And in North Dakota, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp was ousted by her Republican challenger.

While in Florida, young Democrat candidate Andrew Gillum was unable to turn the state blue. Thirty-five of the 100 Senate seats went to polls.

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