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Splitting the ticket not so rare

Eric Ostermeier provides analysis on the history of ticket-splitting.

One approach to the data analyzes the extent to which states produce different outcomes in races for president and Senate (or House). A study of 800 presidential-year Senate contests during the last century, undertaken by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, revealed that on average, 30 percent of races produced winners of opposite parties.

The Hill
February 7, 2012

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