• Leftcoastrocky

    Democrats are closer to the center than Republicans

  • Phaedrus

    It’s easy to be consistent when your platform only has one plank.

  • Ygorbla

    Interesting.

    If you follow the slider from the start to the end, it actually looks like the parties have been pretty bitterly divided for most of their history; the “overlap” which faded recently actually looks more like a temporary blip caused by the way they switched positions in the 50’s and 60’s over civil rights (which resulted, for a while, in incumbents who were out-of-line with their party’s newer positions remaining in office.)