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Presidential vs congressional

  1. 1. By Logan Paroz, Derrick Skinkle, Nick Anderson
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. 2) Who won the 2012 Senate race? A. Democrats B. Republicans C. A tie D. All of the above
  10. 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. 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. 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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