Anticipating the 2018 Midterm Elections (October 2018)

This essay first appeared in the October 2018 issue of Choice (volume 56 | issue 2).


While the act of voting in November 2018 will not look much different than it did in November 2016, the American political context has significantly changed. There’s more data than ever; more advertising; a different aura around election implications; and the Donald Trump effect. It’s undeniable and will shape the discussions leading up to—and after—the 2018 Midterm elections. And it’s not just at the national level where policymakers will battle for votes. From local town halls to Congress, November results will have real policy implications. In order to more completely understand what will occur next month, readers must look at th…

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As Assistant Vice President of Campus Adoption at Campus Labs, Will Miller leverages data best practices to help campuses make strategic decisions. As a teacher, he draws on his perspective as a public intellectual to engage students in courses on political science, public policy, program evaluation, and organizational behavior. He has taught courses on political psychology and campaigns and elections at Flagler College, Southeast Missouri State University, Ohio University, and Notre Dame College.