The Shocking Decline of Senate Ticket-Splitting

Over the past two decades, “ticket-splitting” in Senate elections, where voters cast separate votes for candidates of different political parties, has declined significantly. This decline in split ticket voting has been consistent since the 1990s as more voters have been drawn to an “all or nothing” stance in elections. The change in voting behavior has bolstered congressional polarization and research from the University of Virginia Center for Politics indicates that this trend is expected to continue in future elections. 

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