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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 362 -- Our Congress, Red & Blue.
The Reddest Of The Red States, The Bluest Of The Blue States-
Ideology-wise, this is how the state Congressional delegations stack up, from conservative to liberal (with red and blue based on 2004 Bush/Kerry results):
Those are the average scores for all members of the Senate and House, together.
Go read additional analysis (and a wealth of fantastically awesome numbers) from Mr. Right here.
But wait, there's more. We now have an answer to the age-old "Mommy, where do liberals come from?" question. Liberal ideology in Congress, at least. Not just averages, either. Big states obviously contribute more ideology to Congress than small states. In terms of "liberalism added," which states are truly responsible for liberal ideology in Congress? After crunching the numbers, here are the most liberal Senate delegations in America (with "liberalism added" scores included):.
And here are the most liberal House delegations, with "liberalism added" scores included:
This is not necessarily which states are the most liberal, just which states contribute the most liberalism to the Congress. Larger states clearly contribute more than smaller states, for the most part. Even Texas is high on the chart, simply because it's so large.
However, some small states are disproportionately high on the chart, just based on their small number of very liberal members of Congress.
And, by the way, for the House of Representatives, "conservatism added" is not just the opposite of "liberalism added," so you'll want to tune in and see which states contribute the most conservatism to the House. And in the meantime, go check out some of the numbers for yourself.
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Posted by Will Franklin · 25 October 2006 11:09 PM
Was it something in the water yesterday? When I saw those stats, I also rated the states here. I found North Dakota to be surprising.
Posted by: rightwingprof at October 26, 2006 04:08 PM
Yeah, "Narth Dakotah" really needs to get its act together.
Posted by: Will Franklin at October 26, 2006 04:11 PM