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Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

In the final days before Tuesday’s midterm elections, two new polls, one from the Washington Post and ABC News and another from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, found that most voters want Democrats to take control of the House.

Yes, but: Those surveyed in both polls said they are satisfied with the country's booming economy under President Trump. And as the Post notes, midterm elections are typically viewed as a referendum on the sitting president and "tend to reflect views of the economy."

Key findings: Both polls found that voters favor Democratic House candidates over Republicans 50% to 43%.

  • However, Trump's constant focus on immigration is mobilizing Republicans, whose interest in the issue has jumped from 14% to 21% in the past three weeks, according to the Post-ABC News poll. Democrats' interest in the topic has plunged from 23% to 11%.  
  • Meanwhile, the WSJ-NBC News poll said there’s record levels of interest in Tuesday's election among voters in both parties — 81% of likely voters and 70% of the “broader pool of registered voters” — more than in any midterm election since the poll began monitoring voter interest in 2006.

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In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

Lou Correa. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.