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Watch Unpacking 2018 US Mid-Term Election Results News Video

Watch Unpacking 2018 US Mid-Term Election Results News Video

“DONALD Trump is unbowed after his party lost the majority in the US House of Representatives, and with some reason.

“The Democrats have won 220 seats to the Republicans’ 193 at last count, with 22 races still to go.

“While that means the Democrats will gain control, it is hardly the “blue wave” many had predicted.

“And midterm elections — which come two years into a president’s term — historically go against the president’s party.

“That party loses 37 seats in the House on average in midterms when the president’s approval rating is below 50 per cent. The Republicans have only lost 27 to the Democrats so far, and managed to gain two seats in the Senate.

“It is hard to call that a major backlash against Mr Trump’s policies or behaviour, although women performed well.”

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