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Nov 6 will reveal what Americans think of President Donald Trump - and portend 2020 presidential election

US President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at Columbia Regional Airport in Columbia, Missouri, on Nov 1, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON - In the last six days before Nov 6, US President Donald Trump would have held 11 rallies across eight states - underlining the importance of a contentious midterm election that could make or break the last two years of his presidency and send a signal of what to expect in the 2020 presidential election.

The Democratic Party needs to flip 23 seats to seize control of the House. Pundits and pollsters expect it to succeed.

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