Barack Obama remains fairly popular among Democrats, yet his presidency was quite
devastating for his party. Over his two terms, the Democratic Party lost 13 governorships and 816 state legislative seats—the worst record since President Dwight Eisenhower. He came into office with a 60-seat majority in the Senate and 257-seat majority in the House. By the time he left office, his party had lost 12 Senate seats and 64 House seats. And yet, Joe Biden may end up doing more damage to the Democrats than Barack Obama did.