President Trump said “There’s only been 5 times in the last 105 years that an incumbent President has won seats in the Senate in the off year election.” Let ‘s check on the historical record of midterms.
“There’s only been 5 times in the last 105 years that an incumbent President has won seats in the Senate in the off year election. Mr. Trump has magic about him. This guy has magic coming out of his ears. He is an astonishing vote getter & campaigner. The Republicans are………
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 2018年11月7日
Here we go.
|2nd Year in Office||House||Senate|
|1990 H.W. Bush||-8||-1|
|(1938 Roosevelt )||(-72)||(-7)|
|Avg (without 1938)||-32.5||-2.3|
source: wikipedia U.S. midterm election
Indeed there are 5 presidents who gained Senate seats during their 2nd year in office. Average loss of House seats per president are 32.5 and Senate seats are 2.3. Since President Roosevelt had 3 midterms, if we include his 6th year in office, loss of House seats per president becomes 34.5 seats and Senate seats are 2.5.
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