Why Democrats shouldn't fear the 2014 midterms

05/2/2013 | Atlantic Wire, The

Conventional wisdom says that presidents always get pounded in their second midterm elections, but that's a conclusion drawn from a tiny sample, writes Elspeth Reeve. A more nuanced conclusion might be that presidents tend to get hammered in either their first or second midterms, but not in both -- and since the Dems already got wiped out once, they'll probably do fine in 2014.

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