United States midterms 2018: Trump impeachment would be ‘DANGEROUS’ for Democrats

Barack Obama condemned Donald Trump without addressing him by name and Republicans for what he described as their divisive policies

"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".

Americans are voting on candidates for the House of Representatives and a number of seats in the Senate, as well as local and state level positions.

Democrats need to win two seats to claim the Senate majority, although most political operatives in both parties expect Republicans to add to their majority.

Democrats faced a far more hard challenge in the Senate, where they were nearly exclusively on defense in rural states where Trump remains popular.

Republicans already hold the house in the Senate.

Bade pointed out that, while GOP leaders have encouraged the president to steer his message towards the booming economy, Trump has been reluctant to veer away from the hardline immigration fear mongering that elevated him in 2016. Failure would leave them unable to check president Trump's power.

"Trump is helping. He's becoming more and more radioactive", Manley said.

Voting in Chicago, James Gerlock, 27, a Republican, said he wanted to see continued growth under Trump. "That is an invasion of our country".

"When you vote, Illinois, you can reject that kind of politics".

"You're not allowed to use the word handsome anymore - it's politically incorrect".

"This is our source of strength", O'Rourke said as he voted in El Paso.

It's being called the most important midterm election in American history.

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Polls show Democrats are most concerned with health care and the economy, with Republicans focused on immigration.

Trump spoke to reporters on a Fort Wayne airport tarmac with challenger Mike Braun, a businessman who has an ad on the air featuring Trump praising him. The president also said soldiers would use lethal force against migrants who throw rocks, before later reversing himself.

However, political science professor Ryan Hurl believes it would be "dangerous" for the Democrats to impeach Trump if the charges are spurious.

The party hopes younger voters, suburban moderates and minorities will be drawn to the polls to react against the president's rhetoric. "I think there will be no difference here". Democrat Andrew Gillum is hoping to become the state's first African American governor. Worse for Team Trump, 47% are expressing strong disapproval.

FILE - People stand cast their ballots ahead of the November 6 election at Jim Miller Park, in Marietta, Ga., Oct. 27, 2018.

The party of a first-term president tends to lose congressional seats in his first midterm. "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is".

Georgia offers two key races in the Atlanta suburbs - one of which is the 6th District, which was the site of a hotly contested special election past year that Republicans held, but polls show the race is even tighter this time around.

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Often the candidates Trump has traveled to support seem like supporting actors in the theater of his rallies, though in the final days of the campaign Trump has been more generous in his praise of Republicans he wishes to see elected.

But the Democrats could capitalise this time, with some incumbent Republicans not running.

"Like it or not, every president in a midterm election is on the ballot", former George W. Bush aide Karl Rove said Tuesday on Fox News' "America's Newsroom". Either of the latter two scenarios would be problematic for Trump, immediately putting a damper on his agenda. "Anything that gets done will have to be a bipartisan basis".

Democrats are favoured by election forecasters to pick up the minimum of 23 House seats they need for a majority, which would enable them to stymie Trump's legislative agenda and investigate his administration. If the Democrats have to gain control, they have to win 40 seats more than what they did in the last mid-term poll in 2014.

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