Midterms are negative for the ruling party. Voters perceive them as a referendum on the president and the economy.
So Democrats feared the worse.
Lauren Gambino, the Guardian's Washington reporter, tells Michael Safi the Democrats have learned the hard way to concentrate on the economy.
Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign slogan, 'It's the economy, stupid,' has stuck.
After the Supreme Court's decision to remove the constitutional right to abortion, Democrats have campaigned heavily on women's rights.
Joe Biden's last campaign address warned of the peril to democracy.
Some Democrats, like Bernie Sanders, question whether the party has forgotten its most famous slogan. Is it still the economics, stupid?