Decision 2016: Why Voters Don’t Split Tickets Anymore (The Atlantic)


For decades, the number of voters who split their tickets—supporting one party for president and the other in congressional races—has been on the decline.

Followers of Maine politics know that despite keeping Republicans Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe in office for years, Vacationland voters haven’t supported a Republican presidential candidate since George H. W. Bush in 1988.

But as The Atlantic reports, Republican senators in the race this year who are hoping for support from constituents not backing Donald Trump may face some disappointing news.

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