The economy and the midterms

With Election Day less than a week away, Republicans are campaigning with the hope of maintaining a majority in Congress. The economy is a top issue for voters, as are health care and the Supreme Court.

So will low unemployment and high consumer confidence pay off for the GOP on November 6? And if not, why not?

That was the topic for MPR News host Kerri Miller. She was joined by Imara Jones, an economist who worked in the Clinton administration, and John Phelan, economist with the Center for the American Experiment.


Imara Jones — Economist, formerly of the Clinton administration and host of the the T.V. show "The Last Sip."

John Phalen — Economist with the Center for the American Experiment

To listen to the full discussion use the audio player above.

Correction (Oct. 29, 2018): A previous version of this story misidentified John Phelan as an economist with the Center for American Progress. He is with the Center for the American Experiment.

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