(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats may have to pull out all the stops if they want to retain control of the Senate in this year's mid-term elections.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that Democrats facing tough reelection battles should have President Obama by their sides despite his low job approval rating.
The Nevada Democrat told CNN Tuesday that, "Anytime the president of the United States appears supporting a candidate, it helps."
However, Democratic incumbents who Republicans are targeting in states where Obama's popularity is particularly poor may not agree. They include Alaska, Arkansas, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia.
Republicans need to win six states to recapture the Senate, a distinct possibility with public sentiment toward incumbents in both chambers at historic lows.
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