1962 United States Senate elections (Nixon's The One!)

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1962 United States Senate elections

← 1960 November 6, 1962 1964 →

38 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate
51 seats needed for a majority

  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Lyndon B. Johnson Everett Dirksen
(Lost re-election)
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 1953 January 3, 1959
Leader's seat Texas Illinois
Seats before 63 37
Seats after 71 29
Seat change Increase 8 Decrease 8
Popular vote 51,315,969
Percentage 53.3% 46.1%
Swing Decrease 1.8% Increase 1.1%
Seats up 20 18
Races won 28 10

Results of the elections:
     Democratic hold      Democratic gain
     Republican hold      Republican gain
     No election

Majority Leader before election

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic

Elected Majority Leader

Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic