The Midterms No One Saw Coming
A postmortem on the red wave that wasn't with Mary Katharine Ham, Josh Kraushaar, Batya Ungar-Sargon, and Olivia Nuzzi.
With inflation soaring, the worst crime wave in decades, and Biden’s approval rating at 41 percent, just about everyone predicted Tuesday’s midterms would be a bloodbath for the Democrats
It wasn’t. Not even close.
The red wave the Republicans were hoping for did not arrive. In fact, it was barely a trickle. While results are still coming in, it looks like Republicans will narrowly win control of the House, and Democrats will remain in control of the Senate.
So . . . what happened?
Why did pundits and pollsters get it wrong? Is Trump his party’s Achilles’ heel? Is Ron DeSantis the new GOP kingmaker?
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