Abortion access and inflation are the top issues driving the midterms, but they're motivating very different sets of voters. And an under-discussed force driving the midterms? The long shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Ashley Lopez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Thanks to Krishnadev Calamur, Gianna Capadona, Brandon Carter, Scott Detrow, Jessica Goldstein, John Isabella, Lexie Schapitl and Arnie Seipel.Muthoni Muturi is the executive producer of The NPR Politics Podcast. The show is produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. Eric McDaniel is our editor. Fact-checking by Maya Rosenberg. Engineering by Patrick Murray.Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org.Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics Connect:Email the show at email@example.comJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.