Elections may change the World
02 November, 2006
The race to win the mid-term legislative elections in USA has entered in the last phase as voters across the nation are getting ready to shape America`s next two years. Midterm elections are held midway into a president`s term in office. This year, voters will elect 36 governors, 33 of the 100 senators and all 435 members of the House of Representatives. The elections are going to be on November 7.
The stakes are high in a midterm election. Shaken by the public outcry over incessant killings of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, President George W Bush says that terrorists will win and America loose if Democrats win the November 7 elections. He says Democrats have no plan for Iraq, and their victory will harm the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, the Republicans have more members in the House and Senate. This means they can chair, or lead important committees and pass more laws. But since the Republicans only have a small majority, they don`t always get to pass the laws they want.
Midterm elections often indicate how the public feels about the President`s performance. If a Republican President is doing well, his party is more likely to do well in midterm elections.
This year, Democrats hope to regain control of congress. If the Democrats can win 6 more seats in the Senate and 15 more seats in the House, they will have the majority in Congress.
This year, public opinion polls revealed that the President`s approval rating had dropped to the lowest of his presidency. As a result, some Republicans running for office are trying to distance their connection to the President.
The Republicans have had control of the Senate since 2003. They have had control of the House since 1995.
Here are some questions
1) Do you think the Democrats will win the mid-term election?
2) If yes then what will be the reasons for Republicans` defeat?
3) If Democrats win, will there be withdrawal of US troops from Iraq?
4) What do think will happen to called war on Terror if Bush looses majority in senate?