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Surprising results indicate pollsters undercounted Democrat voters
next few weeks. Whereas in the 2018 and 2020 elections, they undercounted potential Republican voters, this time they appear to have undercounted potential Democrat voters.
Republican advantage on the economy did not play out as expected in the suburbs. In Ohio and Pennsylvania, for example, none of the contested seats that Republicans had their eyes on, were won by them. In New York, it appears they only picked up one of the contested seats, happened to be the one that was chaired by the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. There’s some irony in there, but in general, they have not succeeded.
It appears that rather than prevail among independents, which most polls said they would, Republicans and Democrats split the independent vote about equally. Although Republicans are likely to win the overall popular vote for the house that was not translated well into large gains and seats, they likely will control the House with perhaps 228 seats, and not the 238 seats that they might have expected at the beginning of the evening. In the Senate, one of the biggest surprises was in the state of Arizona, where the polls predicted a close race and one where the Republican candidate for governor was actually somewhat ahead. In the end, the Arizona vote went rather decisively for the Democrats, with Democratic candidates winning by between 10 and 15 points. So there’s a lot to analyze about tonight’s vote. In the end, we’re going to have divided government with a very narrow edge for the Republicans in the House, not too much bigger than the edge that Nancy Pelosi had for the Democrats in the last two years. This is going to make running the house very difficult for incoming speaker McCarthy.
In addition, you’re going to have divided governments and negotiations between the Democrat in the White House and Republicans in the House of Representatives. I’m not sure what was resolved by tonight’s election, but it doesn’t look like much was instead of America’s going to go on very much like before, a very divided nation, one with not clear direction, in what types of policies to pursue. This is Larry Lindsey frustrate error News.
Why Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy is such a remarkable leader
In 2022, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy garnered a standing ovation when he addressed the U.S. Congress, invoking a quotation from Franklin D. Roosevelt. In that same year, he made a Grammys appearance from a bunker in Kyiv, urging unity in the fight against Russia. Since Russia initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Zelenskyy’s prowess as
How Chinese media covered Biden-Xi meeting
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently met in San Francisco, marking their first in-person meeting in more than a year. After years of rising U.S.-China tensions, expectations for the meeting were understandably low. Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey examined Chinese domestic media coverage of the meeting to identify the hopes,
Rising support for Hamas among students highlights ignorance
Tensions are rising on college campuses as pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students clash, increasing calls for heightened security measures and even the resignation of top administrators. Some universities have taken the step of banning pro-Palestinian groups, accusing them of supporting Hamas and openly endorsing the Oct. 7 attack on Israel. Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey
Chinese disappearances are no mere coincidence
Xi Jinping has greatly expanded his power and authority within China since rising to the presidency in 2013. In similarly authoritarian systems, political disappearances, assassinations, and abductions frequently rise. Throughout 2023, observers have noticed these events playing out in China. Even the most powerful and high-profile Chinese politicians have fallen victim to secretive disappearances and
US debt interest is cause for concern
Economist Paul Krugman recently said that interest payments on U.S. debt won’t be a major concern in the years ahead. The U.S. national debt is almost at $33 trillion, and the interest payments alone on that debt are approaching $500 billion per year. Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey disagrees with Krugman and instead urges
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