ELECTION DAY LESSONS: Voters Not Happy With Either Party

Split Decision Shows Voters Don't Really Love ... Anyone

  • For a third straight election, Americans delivered an unmistakably split verdict in the midterms. In the process they have told us a whole lot about our country’s future heading into the 2024 presidential contest.
  • The first message is that most Americans don’t embrace the Democrats’ far-left policies or like the direction their country has taken under Joe Biden. That dissatisfaction runs 7 or 8 out of every 10 voters. But they also aren’t sold on some of the GOP’s statewide candidates.
  • Their solution right now is to settle for divided government as a check block, with a likely small GOP majority in the House, a Senate divided by three or fewer seats and state governments shared between Democrat governors and Republican legislatures.