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Partisanship Of State Governments From 1992-2013

PARTISANSHIP OF STATE GOVERNMENTS FROM 1992-2013 The charts in this infographic are a way to visualize which party dominated which state governments from 1992-2013. State Trifecta Breakdown, 1992-2013 Democratic Republican A 'trifecta' is when one party controls the governorship and both chambers of the state's legislature. Divided AL AK AZ AR CA CO ст DE FL GA НI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS мо wilwww.alad. MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND Он OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WI WY * Nebraska has a nonpartisan legislature and thus is was excluded from the dataset Utah had both the greatest number of trifecta governments and the greatest number of Republican trifectas at 22 The average state government was under: 57.2% - Divided Governments 24.9% - Republican Trifectas Maryland and West Virginia tied with 18 Democratic trifectas, the most in our study 22.4% - Democratic Trifectas State Trifecta Governments and Divided Governments Trifecta Governments Divided Governments 40 36 35 31 30 25 20 18 15 13 10 1992 2013 The number of states with trifectas doubled from 1992 to 2013 Partisan Control of Governorships, 1992-2013 Democratic Governers Republican Governers Other Governers AL AK AZ AR CA CO ст DE FL GA On average across the 22 years surveyed. HI ID IL IN IA KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS мо MT NE NV NH NJ 53.09% - Republican governors NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC 45% - Democratic Governors 1.91% - Other Governors SD TN TX UT VT VA WA wv WI WY 46 Only Oregon and Washington did not have a Republican governor STATES Only Utah and South Dakota had at least one governor from each of the two major parties did not have a Democratic governor Partisan Control of State Legislatures, 1992-2013 Democratic Republican Split AL AK AR CA CO ст DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS мо MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH ок OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA wv WI WY 50 32 40 44 The average state legislature was under: 40 41.1% - Democratic Control 35.6% - Republican Control 30 23.3% - Split Control 1994 2009 2013 Partisan State Legislatures Under Single-Party Control Dramatic Changes in Partisanship, 1992-2013 The trifecta analysis also allowed us to identify seven states that have experienced dramatic changes in partisan state government control from the first 11 years of the study to the last 11 years of the study. IL NJ CO GA MO TX AL First l1 Years (1992 - 2002) Last 11 Years (2003 - 2013) Republican to Democratic Democratic to Republican Partisan Trifectas at Odds with 2012 Presidential Vote In seven states with one-party state government trifecta control, the state's voters went for the opposite team at the presidential level in the 2012 election. Six of these states have Republican trifectas, while the seventh (West Virginia) has a Democratic trifecta. FL MI ОН PA VA WI Trifecta Presidential Ticket HO RUNS T GOVERNOR Brought to you by: BALLOTPEDIA BALLOTPEDI,_Partisanship_Results STATES HOUSE

Partisanship Of State Governments From 1992-2013

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Some states are characterized as "red" and others as "blue". This characterization is typically based on how the state’s electorate voted in the most recent presidential election. Here, we propose a...


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