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Midterm Election Mythology: This November, 435 House seats and 37 Senate seats will be up for grabs in the general election. While there’s a lot of talk about changing political tides and anti-incumbent fever… there’s some debate over how much of that conventional wisdom is actually valid. Emory University Professor Alan Abramowitz joins us to help debunk the five most common midterm election myths.  

Five myths:
1. Midterm votes foretell future election results.
2. The president's message is crucial.
3. It's always about the economy.
4. Midterms provide mandates.
5. It's an anti-incumbent year.
 

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