The 2022 midterm elections will determine whether President Biden still has congressional backing during the final two years of his first term. Only twice since the Great Depression has a newly elected president’s party gained seats in the House in the midterms. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses which indicators are worth watching to get a sense for how the parties will perform in 2022. They also ask whether a recent Gallup poll reporting that a record number of Americans say they are “thriving” is a “good or bad use of polling.”
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