Party control by state
The recent gridlock in Congress has been blamed on political polarity — increasingly antagonistic political ideologies among Democrats and Republicans, with neither party in full control. But states are circumventing this problem by aligning completely with one party: Today, three-quarters of the states are controlled by either Republicans or Democrats, more than at any time in recent memory.
Both governor's party and dominant state legislature is:
Number of states with split control
← Greater number of years in Democratic control
Greater number of years in Republican control →
NOTE: Nebraska has a non-partisan, unicameral legislature. SOURCE: National Conference of State Legislatures.