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Off-year Elections Take Pulse of Voters

Political Scientist Kenneth Janda says the results weren't necessarily a referendum on President Obama's performance.

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November 4, 2009 | by Brendan Cosgrove

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EVANSTON, Ill. --- Tuesday’s off-year elections marked the first time many Americans had gone to the polls since the election of President Obama a year ago. Kenneth Janda, Payton S. Wild Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University, discusses the possible impact of the election results on the political sphere.