US Senate Midterm Elections 1902-2016

Comparison of US Senate Midterm Elections
in the United States
Data Range
Election
Year
Dem1Dem
+/-
Rep2Rep
+/-
IndPresidentIssue
 2014 44-95492 Obama (D)PPACA, scandals
 2010 51-64762 Obama (D)Crisis of 2007-2010, PPACA
 2006 49549-62 Bush (R)Iraq War, corruption
 2002 48-25111 Bush (R)
 1998 45054-11 Clinton (D)Impeachment
 1994 47-1053100 Clinton (D)Taxes, HillaryCare
 1990 56144-10 Bush (R)Recession, taxes
 1986 55845-80 Reagan (R)Iran-contra scandal
 1982 4605410 Reagan (R)Recession
 1978 58-34131 Carter (D)
 1974 60437-52 Ford (R)Watergate scandal
 1970 54-34412 Nixon (R)
 1966 64-43640 Johnson (D)Vietnam War, Race riots
 1962 67233-20 Kennedy(D)
 1958 641534-130 Eisenhower (R)Recession of 1958
 1954 48147-11 Eisenhower (R)Army-McCarthy hearings
 1950 49-54750 Truman (D)Korean War
 1946 45-1151130 Truman (D)"Had enough?"
 1942 58-83791 Roosevelt (D)World War II
 1938 69-72374 Roosevelt (D)Recession of 1937
 1934 691025-112 Roosevelt (D)New Deal
 1930 47848-81 Hoover (R)Great Depression
 1926 46749-71 Coolidge (R)
 1922 43651-82 Harding (R)Republican split
 1918 47-74970 Wilson (D)World War I
 1914 56540-40 Wilson (D)
 1910 41951-100 Taft (R)Republican split
 1906 31-26140 Roosevelt (R)
 1902 3325720 Roosevelt (R)
 Notes:

1. “Dem” includes anti-Federalists, Democratic-Republican Party, Jacksonians,
 and Democratic Party

2. “Rep” includes Federalists, pro-Adams, Whig Party, and Republican Party


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Midterm Elections

MIDTERM ELECTIONS often signal a mild retreat for a newly elected president and his party. Often the second midterm of a two-term president turns out to be a raspberry from the voters. But a midterm election can also signal more, much more.

Using the table on the left you can look at all the midterms, for the US House or the US Senate going all the way back to the first midterm, in 1790. Just select the year range you want and the legislative chamber you want.

You can sort the data any way you want by clicking the column headings. And you can look at Wikipedia articles on each election by clicking the year or by clicking the "issue".

 — Christopher Chantrill

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