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Nov 04 2022
In 1992, the infamous Democratic strategist and campaign adviser, James Carville, famously coined the phrase "It’s the economy, stupid" as part of a campaign effort to win voters to Bill Clinton.
It was a contentious presidential year. President George H. W. Bush was seeking re-election but given the prevailing recession and growing economic uncertainty, Carville identified the painGuest Writer - Right
Jan 01 2022
This is the last Morning Jolt of 2021. I’ll see you January 3. Let’s close out the year by looking at what 2021 brought us and what 2022 is likely to bring. I think the one word that will most succinctly summarize 2022 is “reckoning.”
I can’t predict specifically what’s going to happen in 2022. But I think I can predict the general theme of the coming year: a reckoning, in the sense ofNational Review
Nov 10 2022
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Congress will look a lot different when the final results from the 2022 midterm elections are tallied, but the expected "red wave" of Republican success amid frustration with inflation and President Joe BidenAllSides Staff
Nov 22 2022
The Board of Supervisors in Mohave County, Arizona moved to delay certification of its 2022 midterm election results after Cochise County enacted a similar delay, citing Election Day-issues with voting machines in Maricopa County.
Key Quote: "Arizonans deserve a full report and accounting of the myriad problems that occurred in relation to Maricopa County’s administration of the 2022Insider Fox News (Online News) The Hill
Nov 09 2022
Ticket-splitting played a key role in the 2022 elections, particularly in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
For Context: In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) is projected to win by a nearly 10-point margin, but the Senate race there is too close to call, and a run-off is expected between Herschel Walker (R) and Raphael Warnock (D) since neither has received the 50% margin required. In Pennsylvania,Vox Christian Science Monitor Washington Examiner
Nov 08 2022
It’s likely that we won’t know the final results of every state and local election on Election Day.
For Context: In 2020, a rise in the use of mail-in ballots — which many states bar election officials from counting before Election Day — led to delays in official election results. This created a “mirage” effect, where some candidates appeared to gain a lead after Election Day as mail-inNPR (Online News) FiveThirtyEight Washington Examiner
Sep 13 2022
Will Democrats maintain Senate control in the 2022 midterm elections? Or will Republicans win enough seats to establish a majority?
Pollsters across the spectrum expect a close fight for the Senate. RealClearPolitics (Center bias) predicts each party to hold at least 46 seats after the midterms, with eight races as toss-ups. Fox News's (Right bias) Power Rankings expect Republicans toNational Review MarketWatch CNN (Online News)
Jun 26 2022
With the Supreme Court officially reversing Roe v Wade, some analysts are predicting that the move could have a notable impact on the 2022 elections.
State officials are now in the position to institute abortion restrictions into law in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling. While the abortion stances of most states are clear, some voices across the spectrum are suggesting there are aFinancial Times Townhall The New Yorker
Apr 12 2022
How will record-high inflation affect the 2022 elections? What should be done to combat rising prices?
Consumer prices set yet another 40-year record for annual inflation in March, according to a Tuesday report. Rising prices were bolstered by a 22% monthly (70% year-over-year) increase in fuel oil prices driven by sanctions on Russian oil. Meanwhile, unemployment is approaching pre-CNN (Opinion) New York Times (Opinion) Washington Examiner
Oct 14 2022
With the economy on the top of voters’ minds this election year, we take a look at some key statistical measures of how the U.S. has performed under President Joe Biden:
The economy gained 10 million jobs; total employment is now half a million higher than before the pandemic.
Unemployment fell to 3.5%; unfilled job openings surged, with 1.7 slots for every person seeking workFactCheck.org