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Do-Nothing Congress Is Your Fault

Protest Government Shutdown Congress Los Angeles California

July 17, 2014

Protest Government Shutdown Congress Los Angeles California
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Conventional wisdom holds that Congress is more polarized than the American people as a whole. However, in a new column for Bloomberg View, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Peter Orszag explores evidence showing that voter preferences may have long been misread. Congressional districts that are moderate on average may not actually contain large densities of moderate voters. Instead, there may be a similar number of partisan Democrats and Republicans, with only a small moderate minority.

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