Normally midterms don’t amount to much. Few seats turn over. But this year is a referendum on Trump… The optimism is running high in the Democratic Party… the odds are pretty good they’ll take over the House of Representatives… But I don’t think the Senate will change…— Professor John Stremlau, Wits
Americans on Tuesday vote in a four-yearly “midterm election”.
What is it, and what are the issues that dominate this year’s $5.2 billion (R73 billion) election?
With the Republican Party and President Donald Trump in control of both the Senate and the House; they have until now enjoyed the full support of Congress.
Polling suggests the Democrats have a fair chance of wresting control of the House.
Confused about what the heck all this mean?
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
Young people are overwhelmingly Democratic…— Professor John Stremlau, Wits
The only poll that matters is the one taken on Election Day…— Professor John Stremlau, Wits
The White House is very nervous and somewhat depressed because they do think they’re going to lose the House of Representatives.— Professor John Stremlau, Wits
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