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Is partisanship increasing in New Hampshire? Here’s what we uncovered

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2019-04-05

Some days it seems the political landscape is all us against them or left vs. right. Citizens Count decided to dig in and look at what’s happening in New Hampshire.

In a two-part series, we explored the hard data behind the issue of partisanship and discovered the answer is somewhat complex. In our first article, we explored party unity as one measure of partisanship over the past 20 years in the New Hampshire Legislature. Generally, the data showed partisanship increasing in the House but not so much in the Senate.

Read our article on party unity in the New Hampshire House and Senate: https://www.citizenscount.org/news/partisanship-increasing-nh

In our follow-up article, we looked at variables such as party control and volume of work that might influence the measure of party unity. We wanted to know if one party’s leadership increases partisanship, and we found that it seems to depend on whether you’re looking at the House or the Senate.

Read our article on the variables around partisanship in the New Hampshire House and Senate: https://www.citizenscount.org/news/what-influences-partisanship-nh

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