The Republican Party Has Left Richard Posner (in one graph)

by John Sides on July 9, 2012 · 3 comments

in Judicial

See this post by Keith Poole, including graphs from earlier years.  Poole writes:

Today, Posner would be the least conservative member of the Republican caucus in either chamber.

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Thomas July 9, 2012 at 11:54 am

Does this scoring count baby-selling as conservative or liberal?

Erik M. July 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

It looks like the dark red line for the 112th Senate is above zero on the y-axis at Posner’s spot on the x-axis. Why is that, if the most moderate Republican Senator (Snowe) “is about 0.05 units to the right of Posner,” as it says in Poole’s post?

Jack C. July 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Erik, I imagine it’s because the line is smoothed, but that may not be entirely correct.

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