LBJ, Reagan and Bush 43 didn't. Doubtful that Nixon would have. I can't really find anything one way or the other on Ike (links?). Prez. Clinton was definitely helped by an overreaching GOP. But he also used his megaphone to shout it from the rooftops. BHO refuses to do that.
I have thought all year that we would hold on to the Senate 52-48/51-49. I still believe deep down that we will hold, but BHO's numbers are starting to worry me.
Gallup Approve 42, Disapprove 53 Disapprove +11I pretty much ignored Gallup until the Times poll came out. If you look at the Congressional approval rating, why not make bogeymen out of them? What do we have to lose at this point? What else can he do to get out of this doghouse? sigh.
CBS News/NY Times Approve 40, Disapprove 54 Disapprove +14
Congressional Approval CBS News/NY Times Approve 14, Disapprove 78 Disapprove +64
2014 Generic Congressional Vote CBS News/NY Times Democrats 42, Republicans 39 Democrats +3