U.S. News and World Report
Nov. 5, 2012
Do you love congressional gridlock? Do you thrill to the sound of the filibuster and to the death of compromise? Get excited for the 20-teens, then, because this decade’s post-redistricting Congresses figure to have fewer competitive seats (and thus fewer seats switching between parties) and more partisans than in previous decades, according to a study being released today by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
The Center looked at the partisan profile of all 435 districts over the last three decades and what it figures to be for the coming decade, comparing how they voted presidentially with how they voted in House races. They counted up the number of competitive seats and the number of what they call “misaligned” seats, districts which profile as being strongly for one party but which are represented by the other party.
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Democracy Project, 2012 Politics