The four charts that prove Donald Trump is right to call the midterms a ‘tremendous success’
Donald Trump has secured a greater majority in the Senate by taking three seats from the Democrats in the midterm elections.
The Republicans’ success in North Dakota, Indiana and Missouri has allowed Mr Trump to claim the midterms as a "tremendous success", though the loss of the House of Representatives presents the likelihood of legislative roadblock over the next two years.
But the good news for the president is that he has secured net gains in Senate seats despite low approval ratings and trailing behind the Democrats in the popular vote.
Through the same targeted approach as he deployed in his 2016 presidential bid, Mr Trump seems to have played for key seats instead of votes.
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