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US midterm elections: Inflation worries favour Republicans

Voters are primarily concerned about the economy and that gives Republicans an edge over Democrats in the Nov 8 midterms, according to analysts. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - The midterm elections, in which the Democrats and Republicans will vie for control of Congress, is shaping up to be determined largely by voters' concerns over the economy and the cost of living.

As in 1992, when Republican president George H. W. Bush, though fresh from the triumph of the first Gulf War was defeated by the young Democratic upstart Bill Clinton, in 2022 the famous line from Mr Clinton's campaign strategist James Carville still rings true - It's the economy, stupid.

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