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US midterm polls: Women drove Democrats' House win, GOP's Senate gains

The poll, conducted online on Tuesday, was based on responses from 38,196 people who voted in 37 states


US women voters increased their support for Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives, providing an anticipated swing to help the party take control of the chamber, according to Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll. Fifty-five percent of women said they backed a Democrat for the House this year, compared with 49 percent who said they backed a Democrat in the 2014 congressional midterm elections, the poll found. Overall, US voters were deeply divided about Republican President Donald Trump's job performance and the direction of the country as they cast ballots ...

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 12:18 IST