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Surges in Key Races, Blunting 'Blue Wave'

2018-10-25 15:02
Hello and welcome to the Epoch Times Evening News, I’m your host Angela Anderson. Early voting numbers suggest the Republican party is taking a considerable lead as President Trump ramps up his campaign rally appearances ahead of the midterms. Polling data analyzed by NBC News shows that far more Republican voters turned out in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Indiana and Montana, with Republicans leading over Democrats by: six, nine, ten, eleven, twelve and seventeen points. These states have been determined to be pivotal in the Senate, House and Governor races. And so far women have outplaced male voters in a majority of them. This early boost for the Republicans could weaken chances of the so called “blue wave.” It’s a scenario where Democrats win enough races to to take control of at least one branch of the Congress. President Trump is pushing to maintain and expand the Rublican’s current slim majority in both the House and Senate. His recent campaign blitzes have easily gathered large crowds of supporters. In Houston, Texas, the Toyota Center was filled to capacity of eighteen thousand people, with some ten to fifteen thousand more supporters watching from the outside on digital screens. President Trump rallied in Houston to boost Senator Ted Cruz, who is leading in multiple polls, and so far most of the Republican candidates the President has endorsed have gone on to win. That’s in part because he still remains popular within his base. A weekly average Gallup poll from mid October found that ninety-one percent of Republicans approved of President Trump. A national poll run by NBC news also revealed that forty-eight percent of voters would prefer having the Democrats in control of Congress, in comparison to forty one percent who want the Republicans. This seven point gap has narrowed since an earlier twelve point gap the Democrats had in September. Meanwhile, the poll also shows that Trump’s approval ratings was at its highest at forty seven percent, up by three points from September. And that’s all for today on the Epoch Times, please like and subscribe to our new channel, see you next time.