I’ve begun the huge task of updating Election Projection for the 2018 election season. There are a total of 344 pages that need updating, and I’m about 1/3 the way through. After that, I turn my attention to the EP’s polling features. I hope that by the end of February, I’ll have everything ready to start doing daily polling updates and projection updates as race nominees become known. This election cycle will have significant implications because of President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory. Will his maverick candidacy produce a backlash? Or will Americans warm to his presidency at the ballot box? The answer will produce telling results on November 6. Perhaps as never before for a president’s first mid-term elections, 2018 could be a referendum on President Trump.