Donald Trump won reelection in 2018 by nearly 20 points over his Democratic challenger, Democrat Doug Jones.
That’s according to new numbers from the Pew Research Center.
The Republican was the first president to win a Senate seat in 20 years, beating Democrat Kamala Harris by an even bigger margin than Trump did in 2020.
A majority of voters were also very likely to say Trump’s performance was the most important factor in their vote.
Trump’s margin was also higher than any other Republican in any of the past 20 midterm elections.
The margin was higher than the 16 points that the GOP lost in 2010 and 2016, but also lower than the 22 points the party lost in 2006.
In the new numbers, Trump’s party also performed better than in any midterm election in the past 25 years.
The new results were based on interviews with more than 8,400 adults who participated in Pew Research surveys from October to December 2018.
For the full results, see this chart.
A Pew Research poll in February 2017 found Trump winning a plurality of voters over Harris.
In a September 2017 poll, the Republican had a 48-46 lead.
The Pew Research survey also found that Trump was the only Republican to win at least 50 percent of the vote in every state and territory, including Hawaii, which went for Trump by 20 points.
A CNN/ORC poll last year found Trump losing the election by 16 points, and a Gallup survey in June 2017 found that Clinton carried all but one of the battleground states by double digits.
The poll also found Trump leading in the state-by-state vote, but the state of Florida was his only major state to vote Republican.
The survey of 2,068 adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia found that the two parties had roughly similar share of the popular vote in 2018.
The CNN/orc survey found that, after accounting for a tie in a handful of states, Clinton won the Electoral College and the popular votes.
That includes all of the states that Trump won, but it does not include states that Clinton won by only about one point or less.
For example, she won Florida by about 6 points.
That included all of Florida’s 3.9 million votes, and she won the state by less than 1 point in the CNN/Orc poll.