US internal distraction likely to rise post-Nov 6: Analysts

People cast their ballots at a community center during early voting in Potomac, Maryland, on Oct 25, 2018.
People cast their ballots at a community center during early voting in Potomac, Maryland, on Oct 25, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

The political environment in the United States is unlikely to get less vicious after the Nov 6 midterm polls - whatever the result - as political parties and candidates segue into positioning for the 2020 election season.

That, some analysts warn, risks internal distraction for the Trump administration, hampering strategic thinking on foreign policy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 04, 2018, with the headline 'US internal distraction likely to rise post-Nov 6: Analysts'. Print Edition | Subscribe