Only days to go before the US votes in crucial congressional polls and President Barack Obama has been making a last ditch effort to drum up support.
Earlier, he was in Maryland to deliver a speech on America’s economic woes.
However, that well worn phrase in US politics, ‘It’s the economy stupid’, used so successfully by Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election, looks set to haunt the democrats.
Polls suggest the party is struggling to mobilise its core support, leaving the door open for the Republicans and right-wing Tea party movement, supported by the likes of former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Many Americans are feeling the economic squeeze and while the Democrats look just about likely to hold on to the Senate, they are expected to lose control of the House of Representatives which they won from the Republicans in 2006.