Some presidents have changed course after setbacks; so far Trump has been loath to admit the problems he caused his party.
The backlash against Trump was obvious all along. Republican officials seemed in denial.
The coming test of wills between House Democrats and Trump will be the first shaping event of the next presidential election.
After a spotty beginning on Tuesday, days of additional returns give the party its biggest House gains in 44 years.
Rural and urban areas are locked in, making suburban voters even more the focus of competition.
Democrats make gains in suburban House districts, but Republicans benefit from Trump support in red-state Senate contests.
Candidates talk about a lot of issues, but the election is about one big thing: What kind of country this is and will be.
The Washington Post-ABC News poll also finds President Trump’s popularity low but holding steady as Election Day nears.
Democrat Jessie Danielson, currently a member of the state House, faces off with Republican Christine Jensen, who is seeking office for the first time.
The selection of the RNC chairman, a favorite of GOP congressional leaders and recommended by House Speaker Paul Ryan, puts a party insider and establishment figure in a key White House post.