Mid-term elections in the US are scheduled for November 8, and the results of the vote will completely reset the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate. Democrats currently control both houses of Congress, but there is a high chance that the ruling party will lose its majority in at least the lower house.
As noted in the RBC article, the Democrats now control both houses of Congress. But there is a high probability that the ruling party will lose its majority in at least the lower house in November.
"Until three weeks ago, there was absolute certainty that the Republican Party would take the House of Representatives with a majority of at least 52%. And it could get a majority in the Senate. Now the forecasts are more restrained: the Republicans may not take the majority in the Senate, but in the lower house they will still are winning," explained Oleksandr Krayev, director of the "North America" program at the "Ukrainian Prism" center. But Republicans will likely have to negotiate with House Democrats on procedural issues.
The main fear regarding the midterm elections is that with the change of the majority in the Congress, the Ukrainian issue may recede into the background. However, the support given to us by the USA or Great Britain is their strategic course, not the policy of one person. This is spelled out in the documents of both states and provided for in their security concepts, Kraev noted.
"It is also necessary to take into account the rather pragmatic side of this issue. In Great Britain, support for more active aid in Ukraine reaches almost 80%. In the USA - 82-83%. There is no such politician who would refuse the support of 80% of his electorate. Therefore, in fact, it is even profitable for the future prime minister of Great Britain or future congressmen to continue supporting Ukraine," the expert explained.
We will remind, the approval rating of Joe Biden's performance as the US president in August increased by 6 percentage points to 44%, which is the highest figure for the year. That puts him in a better position ahead of the midterm congressional elections.