Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Outlier: Dick Lugar is Too Liberal For Indiana

To those who say Dick Lugar is "conservative enough," here's a little reminder. This is from Nate Silver at the New York Times:
...the dashed line represents how conservative we would expect a Republican senator to be, based on the partisan composition of her state. The further below the dashed line that the senator appears, the more liberal he or she is, relative to the state. Those far below the line, from a Republican point of view, are arguably not pulling their weight.

Five Republicans stand out as being especially far below the line — that is, they are more liberal than you would typically expect a Republican from their state to be. The list includes George V. Voinovich of Ohio, who is retiring, and Richard G. Lugar of Indiana...
Details on the numbers are here.

Learn about Richard Mourdock here.

Indiana votes today.

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