In this episode, Lanhee recaps the midterm elections and talks about how Republicans should address health care reform going forward. His guests are James Hohmann, a reporter at the Washington Post, who provides his reflections and analysis of the results of the midterm elections, and Neil Newhouse, Republican pollster and partner at Public Opinion Strategies, who shares insights from polling in the wake of the 2018 election, and takes us behind the scenes of the polling industry to talk about lessons learned from past election cycles.

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  1. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins

    Probably the most highbrow podcast. By far.

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  2. ChrisShearer Inactive

    OK I have only listened to the first part of the podcast. As regards James Hohmann’s comments about the results I wonder if we continue to see Donald Trump as the shiny object to focus on and as the reference point for all conclusions. With that we mix in our perspectives on Trump the person (divisive, undisciplined, harsh etc( and make conclusions,

    And yet Barack Obama lost 63 seats in 2010. Did we conclude then that his reasoned rhetoric or his judicious responses were the source of his House losses? Maybe the person of Donald Trump and the 2018 midterm result are less connected than we believe. 

    Don’t get me wrong, I very much dislike Donald Trumps style and some of his policies but I think we have to maintain some historical perspective and resist the temptation to ascribe everything to Trump.

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