Mid-Term Election Day Approaches

Alexandra Hoethke, Editor and Journalist

As election day approaches, the controversy between Republicans and Democrats is vividly inducing controversial reactions among Americans. Subsequent to the recent confirmation of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Brett Kavanaugh, women, men, children, and sexual abuse survivors, have united with one another to advocate and validate their beliefs and truths. Abortion, gun laws, health care, and many more vital matters are in the hands of the representatives in the Senate. To ensure basic rights, Democrats are persistently fighting to attain more seats in the House. Now more than ever, people are demanding a system that shows we have checks and balances, which is what our Constitution was originated on. Many people feel the United States no longer supports or focuses on the importance of checks and balances. As a result, people are coming forward to vote.

The controversy among the citizens of America has always been conspicuous. However, if you compare how the controversy was approached in the 1800s-1900s, to how the controversy is approached in the present day, one can visibly observe how the handling of matters in the US has deteriorated to a standard that is of high concern. In today’s society, the outcome of serious matters seems to be judged by one’s status of who they are and what party they belong to. Public insults from our elected representatives have become acceptable and even justified in society.

Hillary Clinton spoke with CNN’s Christian Amanpour, about her views on the importance of the upcoming midterm election.  Hillary Clinton discussed how she views President Trump’s actions towards women as discriminatory and demeaning. Although there is controversy within voter’s preference of who should obtain a seat in the Senate, Hillary said, “That’s why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when  civility can start again.”

As with everything in life, can this controversy over personal political preference ever become obsolete, or will we continue to be farther divided? In today’s world, specifically in the United States, the possibility of controversy over political power becoming obsolete is very impractical. Can we judge the issues that confront us with common sense, morals, and values, rather than judge based on what the majority of our political party determines?

Democrats are persistently fighting to regain their role in the Senate, especially after their recent defeat in their attempt to bar Justice, Brett Kavanaugh’s, confirmation to the Supreme Court. Democrats are aligning themselves to be viewed as a political party who supports basic rights. They are doing so by obtaining the role of the guardian of the Affordable Care Act and supporting/fighting for Americans with previous and present medical issues. Democrats are advising voters to stand alongside them and support their beliefs because they view the Republican Party as a threat towards their basic beliefs.

In response to these allegations against the Republican Party, Republicans are voicing to the public that Democrats are extremists and are fabricating stories.

Currently, polls are being conducted on a daily basis to obtain an estimation of the outcome of the upcoming election.

According to the Pew Research Center, 60% of voters will cast their votes on an individual based on whether they support or resist President Trump.

Subsequent to Kavanaugh’s confirmation into the Supreme Court, the number of women and men who plan to vote for  Democrat representatives has risen. According to a poll conducted by CNN this Tuesday, Democrats are in the lead with a 21-point lead over Republicans. Approximately 54% of likely voters are in support of the Democratic Party’s candidate. Of that 54%, 45% are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 41% of voters will support the Republican Party’s candidate. Within that 41%, 50% are men, and 33% are women.

The midterm election will conclude November 6, 2018. The outcome of the election will determine who controls the Senate and Congress.  Thus, voters are persistently working hard and voicing their opinions,  hoping their issues will be expressed and handled by their preferred political party.






Works Cited:


“Amanpour speaks with Hillary Clinton in Oxford.” CNN, 9 Oct. 2018,



Sullivan, Sean and Wagner, John. “Midterm fear factor: Republicans, Democrats stroke anxiety over health care, rule of law.” The Washington Post, 10 Oct 2018.



“2018 Midterm Voters: Issues and Political Values.” Pew Research Center, 4 Oct 2018.

2018 Midterm Voters: Issues and Political Values



Sparks, Grace. “CNN poll: Democrats are fired up and maintain a strong 2018 lead.” CNN, 11 Oct. 2018,