WSJ with some numbers:
«Republicans have won nearly 5.5 million more votes in House races than have Democrats, a tally by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report finds, as many voters were motivated by anxiety over high inflation and a low opinion of President Biden’s response.»https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-independent-voters-broke-for-democrats-in-the-midterms-11668249002
Emphasis mine. Horseshit WSJ’s (probably). I believe a lot of us are unthinking racists, in that we parrot the thoughts placed in our heads by more clever racists.
«Nationally, Republican candidates this year had the advantage of a favorable voter mix. Some 49% of midterm voters were Republicans, and 43% were Democrats, a 6-point GOP advantage, AP VoteCast, a large survey of the midterm electorate, found.»
«Undercutting the GOP advantage was that independents favored Democrats by 4 points nationally, the survey found, and by a far more substantial 18 points in Pennsylvania, 28 points in Georgia and more than 30 points in Arizona.»
«Jennifer Borzone, 52, a stay-at-home mother in Phoenix, said she voted for Mr. Trump in 2016 and couldn’t remember whom she voted for in 2020.»
«In North Carolina, Republicans outnumbered Democrats by 7 percentage points in the midterm voter pool, and the victorious GOP Rep. Ted Budd limited his loss among independents to 9 points, a narrower deficit than for many other GOP Senate candidates.»
Thanks, fellow Tarheels. We could’ve had a well-qualified senator, but now you’ve given us a putz.
«There was no fraud in the 2020 election widespread enough to change the result,
federal officials have said»
HEY, #WSJ!! You could’ve just struck that last part, right??
«Independent voters have been an essential ingredient in both parties’ successful campaigns to win control of the House. Republicans carried independents by 14 points in 1994 and by 19 points in 2010, when they claimed the speaker’s gavel, Mr. Winston said. Democrats won independents by 18 points in 2006 and 12 points in 2018, years when they reclaimed control of the House.»
The mushy middle!
Update: why I called the WSJ’s editorializing horseshit: