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Presidential vs congressional

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  • 1. By Logan Paroz, Derrick Skinkle, Nick Anderson
  • 2.  2012- 51%- Democrat- Brack Obama 2008- 53%- Democrat- Brack Obama 2004- 53.2%- Republican- George W Bush 2000- 50.3%- Republican- George W Bush 1996- 70.4%- Democrat- Bill Clinton 1992- 70.4%- Democrat- Bill Clinton
  • 3.  2012 234 Republican Seats 54.5% 2010 242 Republican Seats 55.6% 2008 255 democrat Seats 59.5% 2006 233 democrat Seats 53.6% 2004 232 Republican Seats 53.3% 2002 229 Republican Seats 52.6%
  • 4.  2012 53/100 Democrat 53% 2010 51/100 Democrat 51% 2008 57/100 Democrat 57% 2006 Democrats & Republicans 49% 2004 55/100 Republican 55% 2002 51/100 Republican 51%
  • 5.  The incumbent has the advantage over challengers during the elections Winning percent of the House Incumbent is 85% and Senate Incumbent is 84% The house incumbent wins the majority of the time. In recent years it has been well over 90%, with rarely 5-10 incumbents losing their house seats every election cycle happens.
  • 6.  Many people feel more connected with the president then they do with congress members. This lead to more people voting in presidential races. Presidential races are more important. The ratio of republicans and democrats are pretty even.
  • 7.  Describes a situation in which one party controls the white house and another party controls one or both houses of the United States congress.
  • 8. 1) In the most recent elections how many consecutive term presidents have there been in a row? A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5
  • 9. 2) Who won the 2012 Senate race? A. Democrats B. Republicans C. A tie D. All of the above
  • 10. 3) Republican vs. Democrat; who normally has the higher winning average? A. Democrats B. Republicans C. A tie D. All of the above
  • 11. 4) What is divided government? A. There are two federal governments running the country. B. Describes a situation in which one party controls the white house and another party controls one or both houses of the United States congress. C. A situation in which the government is at civil war. D. None of the above.
  • 12. 5) What do people prefer to vote for in the election due to the people feeling a close connection to them? A. The President B. House Reps. C. Senate Reps. D. All the above

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