Opinion polls show Republicans are on track to take the House of Representatives and make gains in the Senate after Tuesday's midterm elections. With voting underway, election officials reported that turnout was strong.
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US voters are casting their ballots Tuesday in key midterm elections widely expected to hand President Barack Obama's Republican foes control of the House of Representatives and, with it, broad new powers to attack his agenda.
Republican voters are fired up by anger at President Barack Obama, so Democrats need their traditionally slicker get-out-the-vote machine to be at its best if they are to limit humiliating losses in Congress.
Final polls pointed to major Republican gains in the House. Some surveys hinting that Republicans could match the 54-seat pickup of 1994, when they won back both the House and the Senate. That election forced then-President Bill Clinton to shift his agenda towards the political centre.
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Date created : 2010-11-02