You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The 2022 Midterms, Analyzed (Plus Listener Questions)

Call 2022 the Mick Jagger midterm – neither party got fully what they wanted. Both parties experienced win and losses. It is, so far, largely a “stave midterm” where the President’s party lost less seats than expected – we’ve discussed a few of these on this podcast, and thus for the party expected to have lost seats a kind of win. Yet in this case as opposed to other ‘stave’ midterms, the President’s Party looks like they will lose the house. So when is a win a win and a loss a loss? Is this like the 1970, 1990 or 1994 or 1974 elections? We discuss all this and talk about a midterm in the past.