Americans go to the polls in mid term elections today to decide who will control the U.S. Congress for the next two years.
435 seats in the House of Representatives and 37 Senate spots, as well are three dozen governorships, are being contested.
President Barack Obama's popularity has seen a sharp dip recently in the wake of mounting frustration about the economy and persisting unemployment.
938LIVE's Devika Misra talks to Therese Leung, an associate fellow with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.
Dr Leung has recently worked in Washington DC as a policy advisor for one of the main committees in the House of Representatives.
Devika began by asking her what's at stake.