The US economy is booming. It may not matter much to voters
Why aren't Republicans poised to take better advantage of the thriving economy during Tuesday's midterm elections?
New York City - A strong economy usually favours the party in power. This year's US midterm elections could be an exception.
Many regard Tuesday's elections as a referendum on President Donald Trump and his policies. If the Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives, it would threaten Trump's ability to carry out his agenda.
Pollster FiveThirtyEight gives the Democrats an 85 percent chance of doing just that.
Yet, the headline indicators on the economy couldn't be better for the Republicans going into Tuesday's vote. Some 250,000 jobs were created last month, beating expectations. Unemployment is holding at a 49-year low, wages are going up and economic growth clocked in at a slower but still robust 3.5 percent last quarter.