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Inflation proved to not be as critical for voters as expected

Inflation riding at 8% was said to be a factor that was to kill the Democrats these midterms. Indeed, exit polling suggested the state of the economy was the prime thought of voters.

However, other issus proved to be just as important, especially in Democrat minds. They tend to remain more positive than Republicans and independents, ranking such economic concerns behind other issues, such as climate change, racism and abortion.