November 11, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Midterms Roller Coaster

Maria and Julio recap the 2022 midterm election results so far. They look into key wins for both Democrats and Republicans, including in Ohio, Florida, and Michigan. They also discuss young voter turnout, how abortion played a role at the ballot box, and what mainstream media and polling sites got wrong in their analysis.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “From John Fetterman’s victory over Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and incumbent senator Maggie Hassan’s success in New Hampshire to incumbent governors Gretchen Whitmer and Tony Evers’s wins in Michigan and Wisconsin, Gen Z and younger millennial support of Democratic candidates appeared to be crucial in fending off Republican victories in key states,” writes Rachel Janfaza for Teen Vogue.

  • “Political journalists were suckered by a wave of Republican junk polls in the closing weeks of the campaign,” writes Dana Milbank in this opinion column for The Washington Post about how the media blew press coverage of the midterms.

  • Shefali Luthra and Grace Panetta report about how the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year impacted the results of the midterms as voters came out to protect abortion rights in this piece for The 19th. 

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