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Old 11-07-2018, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Omar Little View Post
What has been the historical overturn of the house at the midterms when it and the White House are held by the same party of a new president? My recollection is that it is very common. I would not characterize tonights results as a blue wave, and not surprising.
It happened in 2010 and 1994 but not in 2002,1978 and 1962. So I don't know if I would call it "very common". Plus the Republicans have a structural advantage in the House partly because of geographical distribution and partly because of gerrymandering so it was far from obvious that the Democrats would win the House.