Published December 18, 2013
U.S. voters head to the polls next November for congressional midterm elections with enormous political stakes for President Barack Obama. All 435 seats in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will be at stake along with 33 of the 100 seats in the Democratically-controlled Senate. President Obama has seen a major dip in his public approval rating of late and if that continues, it could be a major factor in the November elections. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.