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I don't think the Democrats are disappointed (except perhaps with Florida).

Pointing to the size of the losses in the midterms compared to Obama and Clinton doesn't really tell you much. Sure, the GOP lost fewer seats than the Democrats did in those midterms - but the GOP started with fewer seats than the Democrats in those midterms, largely because Trump didn't have nearly the coattails that Obama and Clinton did in their elections (the GOP actually lost a few seats in 2016). So while the Democrats had nearly 260 seats going into the 1992 and 2010 midterms, the GOP only had about 240 seats going into 2018.

The Democrats picked up 28 seats, but there's still 13 seats that have yet to be called. The Democrats will probably pick up half those seats, leaving them with about 234-235 seats in the House.

By comparison, the 1994 Republicans had 230 seats, and the 2010 Republicans had 242. The 2018 Democrats will split the difference between the outcomes of those two wave elections. Nothing to be disappointed with there.

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