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It’s official: The 112th Congress was the most polarized ever

The last Congress continued the trend of the two parties moving apart, with Republicans moving right faster than Democrats moved left.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 17, 2013

How Tuesday’s elections made Congress more polarized, in one chart

The Senate is polarized entirely, such that even the most conservative Democrat is noticeably more liberal than the most liberal Republican.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 8, 2012

The Senate may not get more Democratic, but it could get a lot more liberal

New data suggests that most competitive Senate races give voters a choice between two candidates who are quite far apart ideologically.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 31, 2012

Are political parties growing more unified?

Contrary to popular belief, Democrats are actually better at party discipline than Republicans. And both parties are extremely unified, to an unprecedented degree.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 6, 2012