The 2022 midterm elections took place on Tuesday, November 8 in the U.S., and are still being decided in many parts of the country. Historically, the president’s party loses in the midterms. And yet this year, Joe Biden's Democrats maintained their control of the Senate and may only lose their majority in the House of Representatives by a slim margin. So, what happened?
In this episode, we speak with Daniel Hopkins, Professor of Political Science, about why this year’s midterms were so different than the historical trend, and what the next two years might look like in American political life.
Hopkins is a contributor to FiveThirtyEight and his research focuses on American elections and public opinion. In 2018, he published his book, The Increasingly United States: How and Why American Political Behavior Nationalized.
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