As recently as last week, when Trump was accused of sowing division with his response to the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and harsh rhetoric on migrants travelling to the U.S. border from Central America, voters heard little about that from Democrats running for Congress.
Democrats also lead in terms of fund-raising, by roughly $1 billion to $700 million.
Cantor warns that if Democrats win, they'll have to deal with that same danger of high expectations from their left-wing base. "It's all fragile", he said. This means they're up for election in both midterms and presidential election years, and the 2018 midterms are no different.
Even if Republicans do hold on in the Senate, a Democratic takeover of the House would be a pivotal moment in Trump's presidency. "We have to solve problems", he said. It's really hard to rule anything out, given we're in uncharted territory here, and that all of our previous assumptions about how these things work have been called into question.
I spent the weekend reading all I could about Tuesday's election. Even in the nine midterm elections when the president's approval rating was above 50 percent, his party still lost an average of 14 seats.
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Democrats are hoping to wrestle control of the House of Representatives from Republicans in a "blue wave" of wins in the midterm elections held across the country tomorrow, which have been billed as a kind of referendum on US President Donald Trump after two years in office.
"He talks about the jobs coming back, he's talking about four million people off of food stamps, he talks about the fact that no Democrat voted for these historic tax cuts...he can talk about multiple things at once", RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel defended. Trump's remarks included ominous references to the "Antifa" far-left-leaning militant groups and a migrant caravan marching toward the U.S. -Mexico border that he has called an "invasion".
Mr Trump is at a Cleveland, Ohio, rally today to help secure votes for Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine.
"This is a very important election", he added.
"To say "look we tried this ... we can safely say it failed and now I'm a better choice". Emblematic of the thinly-disguised racist tropes he often resorts to, Trump told his supporters in Florida this week that the election is about "safety" that Democrats are aiming to destroy (in the state where he has property) and "when people are camping on your front lawn - remember (Andrew) Gillum", the Democrat in the running for the state's governorship.
There are very obvious downsides to Republicans' losing the House for Trump. "But, as you know, my primary focus has been on the Senate, and I think we're doing really well in the Senate". FiveThirtyEight said Monday that Democrats, with 49 seats, have a one in seven chance to take control of the Senate.
Still, he told reporters before boarding Air Force One that "tremendous crowds" were already awaiting him in both states.
He said he's felt an extraordinary level of enthusiasm for this election among his fellow students. He wishes he could take back his vote for Trump. Since 1950, a victorious party has never trailed by more than 4.5 percent in the week of a midterm election.
Mr. Trump, though, said he's seeing evidence of a tide breaking for Republican candidates.
It is more important for investors to maintain and follow their longer-term investment plan, and await signs of action in Congress, they said. He received similar applause when promoting the economy, unemployment numbers and judicial appointments.
When Blackburn took the stage briefly, she told supporters, "If you want to vote no to Hillary Clinton and her cronies one more time, stand with me". And as Trump travels the country armed with a divisive and racially charged closing campaign message, the test for Democrats now feels at once similar and more urgent than it did two years ago: They failed to stop Trump then, what if they fall short again?
Trump has had a busy campaign schedule in the final stretch of the race, with 11 rallies over six days.
Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, said Monday that the election's impact on markets is likely "not enormous". Fox News personality Sean Hannity and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh will also be appearing at the Missouri rally, Trump's re-election campaign announced Sunday.