Gerrymandering Needs Fixing, But Not Cause of Polarization

Facinating article that looks at our Gerrymandered nation and parties, and finds evidence that the polarization of our political space not caused by Gerrymandering.

“It would be nice if this view were true, because it would suggest a clear solution to our polarized politics: draw more competitive districts.  But unfortunately it is not true.  The most important influence on how members of Congress vote is not their constituents, but their party.  This makes them out-of-step not only with the average American — the “broad-based public opinion” that Obama mentioned — but also, and ironically, with even their base.  Members are more partisan than even voters in their party.”

The whole article is here:
Gerrymandering is not what’s wrong with American politics


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