For those liable to suffer withdrawal symptoms when the Australian election is over, never fear. The United States has one on the way and big changes are being predicted for both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
According to Gallup, since 1946, when presidents are above 50% approval, their party loses an average of 14 seats in the U.S. House in the midterm elections, compared with an average loss of 36 seats when presidents are below that mark. President Barack Obama is now down at the 42% level.
Obama’s approval rating compared to that of other post WWII presidents