WASHINGTON - The US Congress fell to new depths of public
disapproval in the past two years, yet no big shake-up of the Senate or House of
Representatives is expected in Tuesday's general election.
remaining before the vote, Democrats were expected to fend off what is seen as a
fading Republican challenge for control of the Senate, with a 50-50 tie also a
The most likely victor is the status quo, with neither
Democrats nor Republicans on track to win the super-majority necessary to
quickly advance legislation, leaving each party capable of blocking almost
anything they please.
Democrats have held the majority in the Senate since 2007.
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