U.S. Democracy: Midterm Elections
Some pollsters and political pundits view the outcomes as referendums on the policies of the president. It is not unusual for U.S. elections to result in a “divided” government in Washington, with one political party controlling the White House and the other controlling one or both chambers of Congress. That situation can make it more difficult to pass legislation but, conversely, can force greater compromise to break political logjams.
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