Sunday, February 18, 2007

Midterm elections: independents and the Dems

The Democrats After November
by Mike Davis, New Left Review
Was the November 2006 midterm election an epic political massacre or just a routine midterm brawl? ......Democrats, for the first time ever, did not lose a single incumbent or open House seat. Independent voters (26 per cent of the electorate) swung to the Democrats by an almost two-to-one ratio—‘the biggest margin ever measured among independents since the first exit polls in 1976’.... (ZMagazine)

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