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US midterms: is it nonetheless the economic system, silly? – podcast | Information

The midterm elections are normally unhealthy information for the occasion in energy. Voters usually view them as a referendum on the president’s efficiency – and the state of the economic system. So Democrats went into the marketing campaign fearing the worst.

Because the Guardian’s Washington correspondent Lauren Gambino tells Michael Safi, the Democratic occasion has realized the exhausting technique to preserve its election campaigns laser-focused on the economic system. ‘It’s the economic system, silly,’ a slogan utilized in Invoice Clinton’s 1992 marketing campaign, has resonated down the ages. However Democrats have spent a lot of the previous few months campaigning on girls’s rights after the seismic supreme courtroom determination eradicating the constitutional proper to abortion. And Joe Biden used his ultimate main speech of the marketing campaign to warn voters of the menace to democracy itself.

Democrats go into these elections lagging within the polls and it’s left some hardened campaigners, corresponding to Bernie Sanders, questioning if the occasion has uncared for its most well-known mantra. When it comes right down to what Individuals care about most within the voting sales space, is it nonetheless the economic system, silly?

Barack Obama and Joe Biden campaigning in Philadelphia. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty Images

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