In previous years, United States Midterm Elections were viewed as routine which didn’t give much impact to the current presidency. However, this year’s midterm election held in United States on November 6th seems to be different. There are many eyes watching from all over the world to this event. This will be a referendum of Trump’s presidency in his two years leading United States. There are different views regarding to Trump’s presidency. However, most of foreign leaders hope that there will be some changes for the international agreements gained from these elections. Majority of foreign leaders are against Trump’s way in handling many important issues.
Since Democrats won the majority of seats in the House of Representative and Republican maintains their control over the majority of seats in the Senate, it means that the results divide the nation. Midterm elections will also influence the chance of Trump to set the stage for the next presidential election. During campaign, there are major issues brought up to the surface such as:
Health care and agen bola was the most mentioned issue during the campaign of both parties, Democrat and Republican. According to a survey, 75% of voters ranked this as the most important issue. Both parties were talking past each other during debate. There is no doubt that Obama care’s passage has been a big support for Democrats to win the House of Representatives. Democrat kept messaging around the health care. They brought up topic about preserving pre-existing conditions protection. Meanwhile Republican were struggling since they were unable to fulfill their promises regarding to ‘repeal and replace’.
The next issue was about immigration reform or border lines. There hasn’t been clear solution to solve this issue even Trump’s presidency has reached its first term. Republican was still adamant to build a wall on the US-Mexico border as a constant refrain. Meanwhile Democrat was known to be against the idea of building a wall mainly due to the moral terms. People around the world have different opinion regarding to this issue. However, most of them are also against the idea.
Economy was also major issue brought up in the midterm elections. Us economy is growing indeed. The unemployment rate fell but the job growth slowed. However, many economists are worried more about working-class families which may have got no benefits. There’s also hot debate about whose policies affected this whether it’s Trump’s or Obama’s, the predecessor. And maybe it could be both.