The 2018 midterm elections: voters ‘ opinion, the first exit polls and record spending
Author: Paul Cote
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The first polling stations have already stopped their work, and that means in the USA is coming to the end of voting in midterm elections.
This year, the political opposition gained an unprecedented scale, what they say record spending on the campaign. Experts summed up the first results today and told a lot of interesting information.
The 2018 midterm elections broke the record for the financial costs: both parties, candidates and sponsors spent a total of more than $5.2 billion Is unprecedented to date amount. Previously, the line costs do not exceed the figure of $4.2 billion.
The 2018 midterm elections broke the record for the financial expenditure. Photo: flickr/CC/jessiewhittle/
About the mood of Americans and their participation in the elections, it is already known that 64% of the citizens have decided in advance who to vote for. People willingly answered questions about the political situation in the United States and gave the evaluation team the Donald trump.
According to surveys it turns out that 28% of voters responded positively to tax reform the Republican party. While 23% of respondents expressed their dissatisfaction with the above modifications.
Interesting is the situation with stricter gun control. More than 60% of people who voted believe that the government should pass laws that would limit their turnover, 30% oppose such initiatives.
Bernie Sanders holds a leading position in Vermont. Photo: Depositphotos.
With regard to age preferences, everything remains unchanged: on the democratic side, the younger generation, and for the Republican party are more likely to vote older people. It is also worth noting that 64% of voters participated in the elections because of Donald trump. Someone wanted to support him, somebody to deprive of power, but, anyway, it is odious policies was the main reason for the activity of U.S. residents.
As for the results of the midterm elections, preliminary results will be known closer to 23.00, Washington. By this time all the polls will close and it will become clear who won the fight for the House of representatives of the Congress of the United States.
At the moment we know that democratic candidates in Vermont (Bernie Sanders) and Virginia (Tim Cain) are leading in their regions. Representatives of this political force may win in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maryland. In addition, in the 6th district of Kentucky turned a tough fight between the Democrats spokeswoman Amy McGrath (49.5 percent) and Republican Andy Barr (49,2%).
According to many experts, the Republicans will lose control of the House of representatives, but will be able to keep the majority in the Senate.
In the first 2 hours after the opening of polling stations in the Tri-State area voters began to report various problems, from broken scanners to long queues.
The U.S. state Department is considering the possibility of strengthening the restrictive measures concerning Russia. Political lobby document called “draconian sanctions.”
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