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President's and Control of Congress since Ronald Reagan

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Random facts about Presidential control of Congress since Ronald Reagan: 

Presidents that had 55%+ control of the US Senate

  1. 58%, Obama winning election the first time. 
  2. 57%, Clinton winning election the first time. 
  3. 55%, Bush II winning reelection

Presidents that had 45%- control of the US Senate

  1. 44%, Bush I after midterms
  2. 44%, Obama after 2nd midterms
  3. 45%, Reagan after 2nd midterms
  4. 45%, Reagan leaving office and Bush I entering office after his election victory. 
  5. 45%, Clinton winning reelection
  6. 45%, Clinton's after 2nd midterms

Presidents that had 55%+ control of the US House

  1. 59%, Clinton winning election for the first time
  2. 59%, Obama winning election for the first time

Presidents that had 45%- control of the US House

  1. 38%, Reagan after 1st midterms
  2. 38%, Bush I after midterms
  3. 40% Reagan leaving office and Bush I entering office after his election victory
  4. 41% Reagan after 2nd midterms
  5. 42%, Reagan after winning landslide reelection (didn't help his party much)
  6. 43%, Obama after 2nd midterms
  7. 44%, Reagan winning his first election
  8. 44%, Obama after 1st midterms
  9. 45%, Trump after 1st midterms

Presidents that had 55%+ of both houses at one time

  1. Obama winning election the first time, 58%/59%
  2. Clinton winning election the first time, 57%/59%

Presidents that had 45%- of both houses at one time

  1. Bush I after midterms, 44%/38%
  2. Bush I winning office and Reagan leaving office, 45%/40%
  3. Reagan after 2nd midterms, 45%/41%
  4. Obama after 2nd midterms, 44%/43%

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4 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Random facts about Presidential control of Congress since Ronald Reagan: 

Presidents that had 55%+ control of the US Senate

  1. 58%, Obama winning election the first time. 
  2. 57%, Clinton winning election the first time. 
  3. 55%, Bush II winning reelection

Presidents that had 45%- control of the US Senate

  1. 44%, Bush I after midterms
  2. 44%, Obama after 2nd midterms
  3. 45%, Reagan after 2nd midterms
  4. 45%, Reagan leaving office and Bush I entering office after his election victory. 
  5. 45%, Clinton winning reelection
  6. 45%, Clinton's after 2nd midterms

Presidents that had 55%+ control of the US House

  1. 59%, Clinton winning election for the first time
  2. 59%, Obama winning election for the first time

Presidents that had 45%- control of the US House

  1. 38%, Reagan after 1st midterms
  2. 38%, Bush I after midterms
  3. 40% Reagan leaving office and Bush I entering office after his election victory
  4. 41% Reagan after 2nd midterms
  5. 42%, Reagan after winning landslide reelection (didn't help his party much)
  6. 43%, Obama after 2nd midterms
  7. 44%, Reagan winning his first election
  8. 44%, Obama after 1st midterms
  9. 45%, Trump after 1st midterms

Presidents that had 55%+ of both houses at one time

  1. Obama winning election the first time, 58%/59%
  2. Clinton winning election the first time, 57%/59%

Presidents that had 45%- of both houses at one time

  1. Bush I after midterms, 44%/38%
  2. Bush I winning office and Reagan leaving office, 45%/40%
  3. Reagan after 2nd midterms, 45%/41%
  4. Obama after 2nd midterms, 44%/43%

Question? When you tally Obama's Senate control, are including Bernie Sanders and Angus King as part of his control, or a "floating value," and same with Joe Liberman for W. Bush in his second term?

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34 minutes ago, Patine said:

Question? When you tally Obama's Senate control, are including Bernie Sanders and Angus King as part of his control, or a "floating value," and same with Joe Liberman for W. Bush in his second term?

No. 60 with them. 

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:

42%, Reagan after winning landslide reelection (didn't help his party much)

I read an interview with Walter Mondale in which he talked about this.  After the second debate he and his team looked at the polls and recognized they weren't going to win, so he and Ferraro spent the rest of the campaign working down-ticket races.

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2 minutes ago, pilight said:

I read an interview with Walter Mondale in which he talked about this.  After the second debate he and his team looked at the polls and recognized they weren't going to win, so he and Ferraro spent the rest of the campaign working down-ticket races.

And @vcczar Washington State voted OUT their last Republican Governor, to date, in 1984, even though 70+% of voters there voted for Reagan Federally... :S

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