2011 Vote Ratings

Pulling Apart

Congress was more polarized last year than in any other year since National Journal began compiling its vote ratings. Overlap between the parties is disappearing.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 09:  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (C) talks to reporters with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) after a lunch meeting at the White House February 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. The House Republican leadership was invited to a lunch meeting with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and White House Chief of Staff William Daley to talk about jobs and the economy.   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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