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Jacobson: Partisan polarization in national politics

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Jacobson. 2000. Partisan polarization in national politics: The electoral connection. In Polarized politics: Congress and the President in a Partisan Era.

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The polarization of the two Congressional parties has been matched by a similar polarization of the electorate.

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Jacobson, Gary (author)Political ScienceAmerican PoliticsPartiesDivided GovernmentCongressElectoral Connection

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