Obama Loses More House Seats Than Any President Since Harry Truman 64 Years Ago

In 2014 Barack Obama lost another 16 House seats in the midterm election.
In 2010 Barack Obama lost 63 House seats in the midterm election.
For a grand total of 79 seats.

Not since Harry S. Truman in 1950 has a sitting president lost more House seats in two midterm elections.
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Congratulations Barack Obama. You did it!

Roll Call reported:

President Barack Obama is about to do what no president has done in the past 50 years: Have two horrible, terrible, awful midterm elections in a row.

In fact, Obama is likely to have the worst midterm numbers of any two-term president going back to Democrat Harry S. Truman.

Truman lost a total of 83 House seats during his two midterms (55 seats in 1946 and 28 seats in 1950), while Republican Dwight Eisenhower lost a combined 66 House seats in the 1954 and 1958 midterms.

Obama had one midterm where his party lost 63 House seats, and Democrats are expected to lose another 5 to possibly 12 House seats (or more), taking the sitting president’s total midterm House loses to the 68 seat to 75 seat range.

Meanwhile… House Republicans are looking at their largest majority since 1928 according unofficial results from last night’s election.

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