America’s Electoral Map Is Changing

By Rachael Dottle and Galen Druke of FiveThirtyEight –

Today’s political landscape is often dismissed as a partisan deadlock in which the vast majority of voters have already made up their minds and will only dig their feet in further with each passing news cycle. The data speaks for itself: People seemed to choose party over candidate in 2018, and districts largely voted as expected, based on their previous voting habits and the national environment.

Democrats won the House national popular vote by about 8.5 points and the margin in the two-party vote for House swung, on average, about 5 points toward Democrats, a continuation of a leftward swing that started in 2016.

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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