1950 Midterm Elections
After making an impressive political comeback by winning reelection in 1948, Harry Truman was going through a second wave of unpopularity over his handling of the Korean War, and "losing" China to Communists.
A record Forty-one million ballots were cast in the election. It was clear that Democratic dominance in Congress was weakening. The Democrats' majority margin slipped from eighty-eight to thirty-six seats in the House, and two seats in the Senate.