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   Seats in Congress Gained or Lost by the President's Party in Presidential Election Years

    F. Roosevelt - Obama

Year President Party House Seats Senate Seats
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic +90 +9
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic +12 +7
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic +7 -3
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic +24 -2
1948 Harry S. Truman Democratic +75 +9
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican +22 +1
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican -2 -1
1960 John F. Kennedy Democratic -22 +2
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic +37 +1
1968 Richard Nixon Republican +5 +6
1972 Richard Nixon Republican +12 -2
1976 Jimmy Carter Democratic +1 0
1980 Ronald Reagan Republican +34 +12
1984 Ronald Reagan Republican +14 -2
1988 George Bush Republican -2 0
1992 William J. Clinton Democratic -10 0
1996 William J. Clinton Democratic -9 -2
2000 George W. Bush Republican -3 -4
2004 George W. Bush Republican +3 +4
2008 Barack Obama Democratic +23 +8
2012 Barack Obama Democratic +8 +1

Citation: Gerhard Peters. "Seats in Congress Gained or Lost by the President's Party in Presidential Election Years." The American Presidency Project. Ed. John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California. 1999-2013. Available from the World Wide Web: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/presidential_elections_seats.php.

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