Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Incumbency Advantage

Ask a political scientist what they think of non partisan gerrymandering and most will tell you that the "incumbency advantage" is much more important than how a seat has been drawn. The graphic above and here shows that point beautifully.  Here is a short article arguing that the 2010 advantage was down a bit to 5% and another graphic showing it was about 6%.

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