While Republicans did lose their Congressional majority, the 2018 midterms were good for them as they increased their grip on the Senate, suggests Liz Peek of Fox News. Democrats are likely to feel disappointed that their “blue wave” didn’t translate to better success with the Senate. Their winning seats in the House was to be expected, as that is common for the party that doesn’t occupy the Oval Office. The GOP holding on in states like Texas and Florida was a major victory. President Trump’s campaigning was a large factor in getting Republicans to vote en masse. Democrats’ anti-Trump message failed to gather the votes they needed.
The 2018 midterms were a major victory for Democrats, as holding the House will allow them to limit Donald Trump’s agenda, writes Richard Wolffe of The Guardian. Many people that voted for him in 2016 have been alienated by his policies, such as family separations on the border, choosing Democrats this time around. White women’s support for Trump and the GOP dropped significantly. In 2016, Republicans had a 9-percentage point lead among them, which turned into Democrats leading by 21-points in the 2018 midterms. The president is not as popular as he thought, and he will see much opposition from the House from now on.