As the 2018 US midterm elections get under way the Telegraph’s US team examine key issues which voters will be weighing up as they go to the polls on Tuesday.
Two Years of Trump delves into five key issues facing Donald Trump’s administration; gun restrictions, trade tariffs, abortion and religion, foreign policy and immigration.
These topics have been dominating conversation in the United States since Mr Trump took office two years ago, and today voters will get their first chance to pass judgment on how the President has fared so far.
Will Mr Trump and his Republican base be able to cling onto power?
In a series of five special films we take a look at these key issues:
How mass shootings forced Donald Trump to make a confront America’s gun obsession
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February left a nation in mourning.
It was also a pivotal moment for Trump’s administration, as a group of young survivors began turbocharging the campaign for gun control.
Would Mr Trump give the majority what they want? Or, would he amplify his defence of the Second Amendment, in an attempt to galvanise Republican turnout at the midterms?
It was the President’s choice to make, and the results of that choice will become clear on November 6.
Why Donald Trump’s base is hurting from his trade wars but sticking with their man
Trade was at the heart of Trump’s pitch to the country in 2016.
Americans, he argued, had been getting ripped off for decades. It was time for a change.
Two years on from his shock election victory and the US president has been good to his word, launching an assault on free trade that has left his allies reeling.
But the actions have not been without consequences. So how has it gone down in the Trump heartland?
Donald Trump’s abortion stance is alienating women – but will his support from America’s Christians be enough to win the midterms?
Trump came into office promising to appoint Supreme Court judges who would overturn the constitutional right to an abortion.
It was a nod to a significant section of Mr Trump’s support base – conservative Christians.
The battle raging outside Kentucky’s last abortion clinic has become symptomatic of the wider national debate.
While the president’s popularity remains high among his core base, many female voters feel increasingly alienated.
Will Mr Trump’s conservative Christian support be enough to secure his position? Or will the next intake of Congress be filled with reactionary figures looking to unseat the president?
How Donald Trump trusted his instincts to sort the world’s problems
Donald Trump could not have been clearer on the 2016 election campaign trail – he would rip up the norms of American foreign policy if he made it to the Oval Office.
In doing so, is Mr Trump hammering away at the cracks in the post-World War Two world order so carefully constructed by America and its allies? Or is his lack of ideological baggage helping unlock foreign policy conundrums that have remained unsolved for years?
Will Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration prove toxic to his midterm chances?
Immigration was always a focus for the president, but the progress of the migrant caravan has pushed him to speak about it with more ferocity. Voters are now weighing up whether that is good or bad for their nation.
More than half of Americans — 58 percent — disapprove of how Trump has handled immigration matters, according to a poll in early July. He also risks alienating moderate Republicans.