Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dems Have Lost Nearly 70 House Seats Since Obama Anointed

Fun fact of the day.

Via The Hill:
President Obama has lost nearly 70 seats in the House since taking office and more seats in midterm elections than any president since Harry Truman.
Democrats have suffered a net loss of at least 69 House seats since 2008, with the possibility that Republicans could pick up even more seats as the final 2014 midterm races are called.
Senate Democrats have not fared much better, losing a net of at least 13 seats since Obama took office.
Midterm elections have been brutal for congressional Democrats in the Obama era. The party lost at least 77 seats in the midterms in 2010 and 2014, though they gained back eight seats in 2012.
Obama has already surpassed President Dwight Eisenhower’s tally of 66 midterm losses in the House, according to data published by the Rothenberg Political Report. Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman both lost more House seats during their midterm years.
Thank You The Hill and Zip. 

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