President Obama Anticipated to See Worst Back-to-Back Midterm Losses in Over 60 Years

President Obama reacts during an Oval Office meeting in this file photo. (White House photo/Pete Souza)
President Obama reacts during an Oval Office meeting in this file photo. (White House photo/Pete Souza)

Chalk up another title to President Obama’s legacy — the White House executive who’s about to oversee the worst successive midterm elections losses in 64 years.

The Democrats under Mr. Obama lost 63 House seats in 2010. And now, they’re poised to lose up to 12 from the House in Tuesday’s elections — and that’s the worst losing record in back-to-back, four-year midterms since Harry Truman days, the Daily Mail reported.

Truman’s party suffered 55 House losses in 1946, and then 28 in 1950, for a total of 83. Since, no president’s overseen greater successive voting humiliations.

Now comes Mr. Obama.

Most polls paint a dire picture for the Democrats this election, predicting between five and 12 lost seats in the House — though some analysts say the count could go even higher, the Daily Mail reported. His only bright light?

The Daily Mail said Mr. Obama’s combined midterm losses in the House could actually beat the combine losses of Republican Dwight Eisenhower, whose party dropped a total of 66 House seats in 1954 and 1958 elections. But that’s a dubious honor, at best.

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SOURCE: 
The Washington Times

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