Trump Offers 'Softer Tone' After Midterm Elections

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To win control, the Democrats must hang on to all their existing seats and win two more.

Early polls suggest the Democrats will take the House and the Senate will likely remain under Republican control.

FILE - A woman arrives at a polling station in Lark Community Center as early voting for midterm elections started, in McAllen, Texas, Oct. 22, 2018.

Republicans are favoured to maintain or slightly expand their slim 51-seat to 49-seat Senate advantage, and Trump's ability to strategically inflame white-working-class and rural conservatives may be a key factor.

Democrats need to win two seats to claim the Senate majority.

But Democrats only need two for an upset, and to deal a massive blow to Trump.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the IX Centre, in Cleveland.

"Democrats want to invite caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country".

"I think we're going to do well in the House", he said of Tuesday's races. "I would like to have a much softer tone", he told Sinclair Broadcasting, attributing his no-holds-barred style to a desire to get things done.

"All across the country, what I'm seeing is a great awakening", he said. "That is an invasion of our country".

Democrats are most optimistic about the House, a sprawling battlefield extending from Alaska to Florida.

In August 2016, 52 percent of Democrats were more likely to let others know how they meant to vote in the upcoming presidential election, compared to 46 percent of Republicans and 34 percent of unaffiliated voters.

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Ms. Swallows and Ms. Kent voted from opposite ends of the political schism. When you participate in the political process, you can be a check on bad behavior. 'If they win the House and there is a request, we will work with our general counsel and the I.R.S. general counsel on any requests, ' he said, using noncommittal language.

Like Ms. Swallows and Ms. Kent, more than 30 million Americans already have voted in a midterm election expected to draw unprecedented numbers by the time polls close on November 6 night.

The midterm elections are widely seen as a referendum on his politics.

"This election will decide whether we build on this extraordinary prosperity we have created", Trump told a cheering crowd in Macon, Georgia, warning that Democrats would "take a giant wrecking ball to our economy". Joe Donnelly on Sunday ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, taking aim at the Trump administration for sending troops to the U.S. -Mexico border. "I think there will be no difference here".

The speaker of the House is Republican Paul Ryan, who is not seeking re-election from his home state of Wisconsin.

Even with his daily airing of grievances on Twitter and an approval rate below the average for his recent predecessors at this point, he has nearly single-handedly put Republicans in a stronger position this fall.

"They can do whatever they want, and I can do whatever I want", the president said, according to a pool report. "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is".

"They've had two years to find out what it's like to have an unhinged person in the White House", said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who leads the Democratic Governors Association.

Not this year. These are the most consequential midterms for years.

Gallup pollster Frank Newport said that puts pressure on Democrats to make sure their supporters get out and vote. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker appears to be headed for an easy re-election win in deep blue MA, possibly besting the 71 percent vote total that former Gov. William F. Weld garnered in 1994.

Trump declared "the Republican agenda is the American dream" and at his final event, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, he called on supporters to seize their "righteous destiny as Americans". "It will no longer be a rubber stamp", said Jim Kessler of the centrist Democratic group Third Way.

Democrats, sensing an opportunity to regain control of the House of Representatives, have been aggressively beating the health-care drum, promising to defend health coverage for pre-existing conditions from what they predict will be a renewed Republican assault on the Affordable Care Act.

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