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The Democrats may cling on to the senate in the midterms—as long as there are no disasters

By Renegade  

Which way will voters go in November—and who’ll be in charge of Congress afterwards?

About the only positive sign for the Democrats at the moment is President Barack Obama’s personal approval rating, which is holding steady at around 45 per cent. (In comparison, George W Bush’s approval rating as he left office was 22 per cent.) But that figure relies heavily on Obama’s sky-high approval rating of 91 per cent among African-Americans; among white Americans, his rating is around 38 per cent. And whites are traditionally far more likely to vote in midterm elections, which are next coming up…

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