Putting 2012’s House results into historical context:

Last year marked the first time since at least 1946 (the first year for which Vital Statistics has data) that one party (the Democrats) won the plurality of the popular vote in the U.S. House but ended up with less than the majority of seats.

(Data via Brookings Institute and the American Enterprise Institute.)

  1. ktsipp reblogged this from sunfoundation and added:
    Wow. Things I knew, that are even more surprising when I see them visually depicted.
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