Barack Obama

Second term

Democrats are at risk of having the fewest seats since before the Great Depression.

Barack Obama

First term

Obama suffered the biggest midterm loss in 2010.

•••• House control line (218 seats)

George W. Bush

Second term

Democrats seized back control in Bush's second term.

•••• House control line (218 seats)

George W. Bush

First term

Republicans gained control of the House under Bush.

Bill Clinton

Second term

Clinton faced a Republican-controlled House and gained a few seats.

Bill Clinton

First term

Republicans seized control of the House in 1994.

•••• House control line (218 seats)

George H.W. Bush

First term

Republicans lost very few seats during Bush's term because the party had so few to start with.

Ronald Reagan

Second term

Republicans gained 34 seats on Reagan's coattails, but lost seats the rest of Reagan's term.

Ronald Reagan

First term

Republicans gained 34 seats on Reagan's coattails, but lost seats the rest of Reagan's term.

Jimmy Carter

First term

The Democratic House majority withered under Carter.

Gerald Ford

First term

Republicans lost big in 1974 after Watergate.

Richard Nixon

First term

Republicans lost seats in 1970 but were able to gain them back in 1972.

Lyndon Johnson

First term

Johnson replacing Kennedy got a big House boost in 1964 but lost support over the next four years.

John F. Kennedy

First term

Kennedy's tight election over Richard Nixon was accompanied by loss of 21 seats in the House.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Second term

Democrats solidified control of the House.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

First term

Eisenhower has broad coattails when elected in 1952, but gave back virtually all the seats over the next two elections

•••• House control line (218 seats)

SOURCE: Washington Post analysis of govtrack.us. Published November 3, 2014.