Angry U.S. voters head to midterm polls in referendum on Trump

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He has been campaigning for the Democratic Party, focusing on preserving the Affordable Care Act and warning of attempts by the Republicans to strip welfare measures to find money to offset the soaring deficit. Any political damage inflicted on Trump's re-election efforts will also affect GOP candidates in 2020.

The Democrats look likely to take the House, and the Republicans likely to take the Senate, so this is option one.

The Democrat started with a massive gap between him and Cruz in the polls, but now the gap has narrowed considerably, with one big poll showing him and Cruz neck-and-neck.

CNN shows the dems ahead in the House of Representatives 55 to 42 per cent.

"I feel less comfortable making a prediction today than I have in two decades", Republican pollster Frank Luntz said.

"So amusing to see the CNN Fake Suppression Polls and false rhetoric".

Despite consistency in the polls throughout the summer and fall, neither party is taking their chances on survey data in light of shock results from the presidential election of 2016.

Speaking to reporters as he left the White House en route to his rallies, Trump seemed to dampen expectations for his party in the House.

After that the president will only have a few hours more before polls open across the world's largest economy.

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"It will also mean that the Democrats will have the power to conduct oversight and investigations of the Trump presidency, his campaign, and the man himself, in a way that may end up being politically damaging for the president", he said.

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The GOP now has 51 Senate seats compared to the Democrats' 49.

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The approach has drawn a push back from some in his party, with Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the House, reportedly urging Mr Trump to focus more on the booming U.S. economy, which has surpassed 3 per cent growth.

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But to the dismay of some Republicans he has often pivoted away from that message in the final week of campaigning to emphasize a hardline - and critics say, racist - crackdown against illegal immigrants. And Trump is appealing strongly to the conservative mindset of the white people, who are still in majority in the country and don't want their way of life in both economic and social terms to change.

Mr Trump has delivered a very different closing argument, railing against Latin American immigrants seeking asylum at the USA border.

Trump, however, has seized this allegedly unconnected-to-the-elections caravan in his inimitable style.

Trump and Obama are the most popular figures in their parties, and their appearances on the campaign trail are created to stoke enthusiasm among core supporters in the late stages of a midterm congressional election widely seen as a referendum on Trump's first two years in the White House.

The president's event in the the Buckeye state will be followed by rallies in IN and Missouri.

Country singer Lee Greenwood performed Trump favorite "God Bless the USA" in Chattanooga and was expected to appear Monday with the president in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

"Health care is on the ballot", former President Barack Obama told Democratic volunteers in Virginia.

"The character of our country's on the ballot".

But in Ohio, Judy Jenkins, a 60-year-old Republican, said she was voting exclusively for GOP candidates. Majority votes in both the Senate and the House are needed to pass laws.

But a healthy economy favours the incumbent, so Mr Trump may yet defy the historical pattern.

The contest to succeed retiring California Republican Darell Issa is likely going to Democrat Mike Levin, and in Washington state's 8th district, Democrat Kim Schrier's chance of replacing retiring Republican Dave Reichert has moved from "Toss Up" to "Lean Democratic".

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