Party Identification and Attitudes toward Government Spending

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In response to my post last week, reader Jim Bach made this graph, based on these data. He writes:

The issues (along the y-axis) are rank-ordered by Republican respondents’ preferences. The x-axis is the percentage of respondents who chose to not cut spending on that issue. It shows quite clearly how opposed to spending cuts most voters are, regardless of partisan ID or feelings about the deficit.

2 Responses to Party Identification and Attitudes toward Government Spending

  1. Andrew Gelman February 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    Nice graph. But I’d prefer the x-axis go all the way to 0. Also, I’d order by total support rather than by R support. But basically this is a graph I love.

  2. Jim Bach February 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Thanks! That’s kinda like having Bob Dylan say, “nice song.”