No Red Wave: Making Sense of the Midterms
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No Red Wave: Making Sense of the Midterms

The big loser in the 2022 midterms: conventional wisdom. The late punditry was all wrong. Enthusiasm was high on both sides. There was no red wave. Women did turn out to vote on abortion. Trumpism suffered some body blows and election deniers did not sweep the board. Importantly voters seemed motivated by multiple issues at once – which shouldn’t be shocking but was discounted by the pundits in the final days of the campaign.

To break down what we know right now, what it means for issues you care about, control of Congress and the 2024 presidential race, I spoke with NPR’s National Political Correspondent, Mara Liasson. She covers the White House, Congress, elections and political trends and is one of the most thoughtful and informed journalists covering politics today.

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