Midterm elections: Donald Trump responds to House and Senate results

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A Democratic majority in the House would break the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and give the party a check on Trump's agenda.

On Tuesday night, he called to congratulate Pelosi and acknowledged her plea for bipartisanship, the leader's spokesman said.

The GOP Senate victory was magnified because Democrats stood a solid chance of wresting control of the House from Republicans. Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies any collusion.

"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", she said standing alongside other Democratic House leaders.

IN voters have a positive view of the nation's economic outlook - seven in 10 said the nation's economy is good while about 3 in 10 said it isn't.

While some election forecasts favored Democrats, Rasmussen, the pollster that most accurately predicted Trump's 2016 victory, had the two parties locked in a statistical tie on a generic ballot.

Down the stretch, Trump hardened his rhetoric on issues that appealed to his conservative core supporters, issuing warnings about a caravan of Latin American migrants headed to the border with Mexico and condemnations of liberal American "mobs". However, President Trump has gone to bat for Republican candidates this cycle, holding eleven campaign rallies in just the week leading up to Election Day.

Since 1946, the president's party has lost an average of 25 House seats in midterm elections, according to Gallup.

But Fox News' Decision Desk projection that Democrats will now control of the House gives hope to liberals who want to continue the Russian Federation investigation, and even introduce articles of impeachment against the president.

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate and 36 governorships were up for grabs. As he stumped for Republican candidates to whip up support, he began to manage his supporters' expectations, telling crowds the weekend before the election that Democrats might "squeak it by" to win the House.

Doubling the Democratic pain, North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp crashed to defeat against Republican state lawmaker Kevin Cramer.

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Incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin won a hotly contested race in conservative West Virginia, and conservative Marsha Blackburn held a Senate seat for Republicans. Prior to the elections, the Republicans held 236 seats, and Democrats - 193, and six seats remained vacant. A slow-moving caravan of thousands of Central American migrants trekking to the U.S. has served as ready fodder for Trump's diatribes for border security and immigration reform, and a roaring economy has helped the GOP foster confidence in their leadership.

Democrats will win control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's 2018 midterm elections, CNN projects.

A CNN/SSRS poll released Monday showed Democrats with a gaping 55% to 42% lead over Republicans among likely voters in a generic congressional ballot.

In suburban areas where key House races were decided, voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin.

The crucial polls, marking the first major voter test of Trump, is seen as a referendum on his controversial policies, including those on immigration.

A record number of women ran for office this election, many of them Democrats turned off by Trump's policy agenda.

Democrats won the majority of New York's state Senate seats on Tuesday, taking hold of the legislative body for the first time in years.

Republicans now have majorities in both chambers of Congress, but polls show that the Democrats are poised to capture the House of Representatives.

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

Longer term, Texas Democrats know that any legislative or congressional pickups could be washed away if Republicans have unbridled power in Austin - and use the 2021 redistricting process to partisan advantage, as they did in 2011 and, before that, in an unusual mid-decade remapping, in 2003.

With control of Congress, statehouses and the president's agenda at stake, some of the nation's top elections were too close to call.

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