WASHINGTON –  In 2018, the election year in which the US Congress will contest 435 seats in the House and 34 seats from 100 seats in the Senate. History notes, in-between elections usually do not side with the president in power. In the general election the president's party lost 30 seats in the House and two seats in the Senate.
VOA reporter Jim Malone reports, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to change history, as it did when he won the White House in 2016.  President of the United States Donald Trump
President of the United States Donald Trump [Photo: dok]
Ahead of the November Congressional elections, President Donald Trump fears his supporters may not be motivated to vote.
"They may be inclined to underestimate, they will sit quietly, and they will be less excited than those who are not my supporters, while those who are in opposition positions are so excited, and cast their voices.I guess, because of what we've done, because of the extraordinary success that we have achieved, I feel we are incredibly successful in 2018, and I must say this: history will change, " "said President Trump.
However, Jim Kessler, of the Third Way research organization, said the presidential party would usually lose many seats and this year would repeat the pattern. "You know, your president is very unpopular, and if the Democrats make the most of it, they will win very many seats," explains Kessler.
Trump hopes he can increase public support for his performance through a strong economy and tax cuts Act. , based on polls the level of public support for Trump's performance is the lowest ever experienced by the president in the first year of his tenure.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agrees with Trump's move "My view is this: if we can not convince the American people "
Democratic supporters are excited after last year's victory in Alabama and Virginia, where they made Trump a central issue.
Tom St eyer, one of the supporters of the Democratic Party. As a miliader who cares about the environment, he funded a campaign calling for the impeachment of Trump. He said: "My struggle is to get Donald Trump out of office from his power, and it will start with the majority in the House."
According to Michael Barone of the American Enterprise Institute, the economy will boost the level of support for Trump in polls. 19659003] "He issued an optimistic tone. It continues to touting indications that the economy is growing at a very good pace. "
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But many voters, especially Trump critics, may see the election as a referendum on Trump's performance. John Hudak of the Brooking Institution said: "The president will be the determining factor of the 2018 election. There are many who say the Democrats will not succeed by 2018 because they do not have a broad and clear agenda but in reality the opposition does not need it."  The Democrats need to add at least 24 seats in the House and two seats in the Senate to seize a majority in both assemblies. [ab/lt]