US mid-term elections

What Democratic control of Congress would mean for Trump

Supporters at a political rally with former president Barack Obama for Democratic California candidates in Anaheim, California, on Sept 8. Democrats are expected to take back the House of Representatives in the mid-terms.
Supporters at a political rally with former president Barack Obama for Democratic California candidates in Anaheim, California, on Sept 8. Democrats are expected to take back the House of Representatives in the mid-terms.PHOTO: REUTERS
The likeliest scenario US President Donald Trump faces next year will be a split Congress: a Democratic House and a Republican Senate.
The likeliest scenario US President Donald Trump faces next year will be a split Congress: a Democratic House and a Republican Senate.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

A look at how different election outcomes may impact the President and his policies

WASHINGTON • Most political analysts think that, come January, the make-up of Congress will drastically change.

Democrats are favoured to win back control of the House of Representatives in November's mid-term elections for the first time since 2010. They have a chance - though a much narrower one - to take back the Senate too.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline 'What Democratic control of Congress would mean for Trump'. Print Edition | Subscribe