The Sweep: A Focus on the Problem with Primaries
A surge in competitive primaries will push the GOP further to its base.
Neat Data Alert
FiveThirtyEight has put together a table to look at “senators with the best and worst statewide brands” by subtracting a state’s partisanship score from a senator’s net approval rating. Here’s the description:
The idea behind these stats is that a 70 percent approval rating for a Democrat in Massachusetts isn’t the same as a 70 percent approval rating for a Democrat in Florida. Because Massachusetts is so blue, that’s no big whoop in the Bay State — but in reddish Florida, it denotes a talented politician with a lot of cross-party appeal.
I bet the results will surprise you … at least a little.