Post-Midterm Election Thoughts
While political experts would claim polls have skewed in favor of the Democrats over the last few election cycles, several recent polls seem to have overcorrected in favor of the Republicans this time around. The red tsunami, or even a red wave, failed to materialize on November 8th. Florida was an exception as Governor Ron DeSantis was re-elected in a landslide 20-point margin along with other Republicans on down the ticket. In other states, however, it was more like a red trickle. While Republicans are still favored to take a slight majority in the House, we now know that wins in Arizona and Nevada have given Democrats control of the Senate, regardless of what happens in the run-off in Georgia is decided. All told, Democrats ended with a better-than expected performance.