With the clock ticking towards Tuesday’s mid-term election, US Republicans have been doing the rounds of the television studios.
They see the poll as a referendum on the economic policies of President Obama and are anticipating making big gains in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Haley Barbour who is the Republican Mississippi Governor said he expected a strong turnout for Republican candidates.
“The dominant issues in America are all of this spending, outrageous spending, excessive debt, skyrocketing deficits, joblessness and what the American people are looking at and they are saying the Obama policies aren’t working,” said Barbour.
In his frantic final push for the kind of support that put him in the White House two years ago, Barack Obama went to the state of Ohio to rally the Democratic troops.
“There is early voting just a few blocks from here,” encouraged Obama. “So, you can go right after this rally if you haven’t voted. Because if everyone who fought for change in 2008 shows up to vote in 2010, we will win this election.”
But with the president’s personal approval ratings sagging, the election results are set to turn into a damage limitation programme rather than a celebration of two years at the helm.