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June 25, 2013


Is the GOP Too Extreme?

Harry Enten: "If the existence of more extreme Republican candidates was hurting Republicans anywhere, you'd expect it to be in the House given they are furthest to the right. It might not hurt them in seats won, but you'd at least expect it to make a dent in the national vote. Yet, Republicans in the House actually outperformed Mitt Romney winning a higher percentage of the vote... Since 1994, Republicans have won the national house vote seven times. The Democrats have only won it three times. Republicans have won it in presidential years such as 1996, 2000, and 1994. They won it in 2010 by a large enough margin that even with a presidential year turnout, they still would have taken the house vote by more than three points."












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