Midterm Postmortem at Boston Review

11/11/2010 01:24 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Eric McGhee, John Sides, and I have a new article up at Boston Review that synthesizes our post-election analysis here and at The Monkey Cage:

Midterm Postmortem

On November 2 the Democrats suffered a historic defeat, losing more than 60 seats in the House of Representatives. It was the worst midterm loss for the president's party in the post-World War II era. Why did Democrats do so poorly? One week after the election, there is much we do not know, but political-science research and our own analyses of the election results suggest some provisional answers.

Read the whole thing and then send it to friends, family, journalists, etc. who might be interested in a political science take on what happened last Tuesday.