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Voter Enthusiasm, Early Voting and the Midterm Elections: A Live Web Chat with Michael McDonald

With just a few weeks left until the midterm congressional elections, campaigning is intensifying and the outcome for control of Congress remains uncertain. Low congressional job approval numbers and a presidential approval rating below 50 percent demonstrate that many Americans are dissatisfied with the status of the country, which could mean that Republicans will gain seats in both houses. Voter enthusiasm and turnout will be other big factors in the elections, where Republicans have demonstrated a leg up in the party’s primaries.

On October 20, Brookings expert Michael McDonald participated in a live web chat to answer your questions about what the polls and early voting are telling us about the upcoming midterm elections. POLITICO assistant editor Seung Min Kim moderated.

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Michael P. McDonald

Former Brookings Expert

Associate Professor of Political Science - University of Florida


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