The 1934 United States midterm elections were held on November 6, 1934. Incumbent President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Democratic Party gained nine seats, mostly from the Republican Party, in the House of Representatives. The Democrats also gained nine seats in the U.S. Senate, thereby winning a supermajority. A Progressive also unseated a Republican in the Senate. This marked the first time since the Civil War that an incumbent president's party gained seats in a midterm election, followed by 1998 and 2002.