Presidents can lose seats without being "shellacked"
"The president's party always gets shellacked in midterms. It's only twice, 1934 and 2002, that the president's party actually gained in both the House and the Senate."
— PolitiFact National
Much similarity, a bit of difference
Likens Obama's predicament to 1982, saying, "when Reagan just started out, (unemployment was at) exactly the same point. He was two years into his term. The unemployment was well over 10 percent, and it did come out of it."
© 2016 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
1100 Connecticut Ave. NW • Suite 440 • Washington, DC 20036 • 202-463-0571
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise