Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Was 2014 like 1994... Yes it was and here's why

2014 election results - Google Search

As of this writing the results are not all in but for this exercise they need not be.

In 1994 the reps ended up with control of the Senate with 52 to 48. In 2014 reps ended up with control of the Senate with 52 to 43. The reps will add at least one and maybe more but 2014 is very close to 1994.

In 1994 the reps ended up with control of the House with 230 to 176 seats. In 2014 so far the reps have 237 to 159. Again, close to 1994.

In the 1994 governor's races the reps had 30 to the dems 20. So far in 2014 the reps have 28 to the dems 14.

In 1994 the state legislators also made a shift to rep but I haven't looked into that yet. The reason 1994 was so remembered is the amount of shift from dem to rep. The reps had the Congress this time so the shift wasn't as great as 1994. The end results, the amount of seats the reps have vs the dems is very close to 1994. With that in mind I will claim a bit of foresight when I said on November 1st that it was Starting to look like 1994.

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