how democrats defied the odds

This week’s elections have been startlingly close. Control of both chambers of Congress remain up in the air.

Historically, the president’s party is blown away in midterms. And the Democrats were further hampered this time round by President Biden’s unpopularity.

Considering the headwinds, how did they do so well?


Nate Cohn, chief political analyst for The New York Times.

Supporters of Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman. He won his race against Mehmet Oz by six percentage points.
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Nate Cohn contributed reporting.

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