On the Record

Economic and Political Uncertainty Leading Into the Midterm Elections

Darrell M. West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, comments on the difficult economic and political landscape during the Obama administration, and whether the results of the midterm elections will ease any of the uncertainty and anxiety that the American public feels. On October 31, Brookings and the Washington Post released the sixth “How We’re Doing” Index, which assesses data that underpin the national gloom.

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