The polls agree that the opposition Republican Party will have control of the Senate, and thus control of both houses of Congress.
In Tuesday’s election 435 seats in the House of Representatives, where Republicans have a majority will be renewed. But the battle is focused on the renovation of 36 of the 100 seats in the Senate, where Republicans need six seats to gain the majority.
“The reality is that two years will be difficult” for President Obama, said Luis Miranda, a former adviser to Obama and Democratic Party strategist. “I fear that it will be hard for him to govern”, he added.