Thursday, November 02, 2006

MID-TERM HISTORY

As previously mentioned, my knowledge of American politics is limited, so in this season of mid-term elections I'm doing much more reading on the subject than commenting.

Any readers in a similar situation might find this WSJ analysis insightful. Michael Barone takes a look at the history of major partisan reversals in sixth-year mid-term elections (with the exception of 1994) and asseses the partisan and policy implications of potential significant Democratic gains next week.

As always, the best view of the future is gained by looking at the past.

Trivia: The biggest mid-term election reversal was in 1894 when the House flipped from a 218-127 Democrat majority to a 244-105 Republican majority under President Clevleland.

Posted by Matthew @ 3:03 PM