The 2018 mid term elections just completed, and ignoring the races that are still not decided, all we are hearing is what each party wants us to hear. I’m hearing from the democrat leaning people how this is the largest amount of seats the democrats have won since Nixon and was a true “blue wave”. The republican people are saying that this wasn’t that a big a deal, and every president loses seats in the midterms. I’m wondering, ignoring the actual seats, what the actual percentages show?
In 2010, the republicans won 60 something seats, in 2018 the democrats won 30 something seats. But not all seats are created equal. There was a redistricting between the elections (and as we all know, the republicans gerrymandered the hell out of the map after their big win in 2010). What was the real difference in voting?
Also, the Senate, in 2010 the republicans gained 6 seats, in 2018 they gained some (exact amount still in flux). But they are different states, and different classes, so can’t exactly compare. Any data on how they compare, while controlled for the differences?
Basically, How was the election in actuality, without the spin, and accounting for redistricting?