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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Public Knowledge after the Midterm

Despite a problematic question about government spending, a new survey from the Pew Research Center casts light on what the public knows about the results of the midterm:

The public sees the big picture when it comes to the changing balance of power in Washington. Fully 75% say that the Republican Party is generally regarded as doing best in this month's midterm elections.

Far fewer are familiar with the specifics relating to the GOP's victories. Fewer than half (46%) know that the Republicans will have a majority only in the House of Representatives when the new Congress convenes in January, while 38% can identify John Boehner as the incoming House speaker.