Fired-up Republicans have edge in midterm turnout war

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes remarks at a campaign rally for Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman in MarylandBy Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A daunting reality looms for President Barack Obama’s Democrats ahead of U.S. congressional elections on Tuesday: Voters from the Republican Party are much more fired up. Reuters/Ipsos polling data shows Republicans are more certain they will vote, and see their ballot as a way to voice disapproval of Obama’s handling of the Ebola outbreak and his health insurance reform law. The expectation of robust Republican turnout is why many forecasters see strong odds that the party will take over the Senate and expand its majority in the House of Representatives. …

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