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Which state legislatures are the most partisan?

Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho currently are the most Republican-controlled state legislatures. Republicans account for 86 percent of state lawmakers in Wyoming, 84 percent in Utah, and 80 percent in Idaho. Most Republican-Controlled State Legislatures Within the 16 Democrat-controlled state legislatures, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts hold supermajorities. Hawaii has the most Democratic-controlled state government with Democrats accounting for 89 percent of state legislators. Historically, both Massachusetts and Rhode Island have had Democratic majorities in their state legislatures and continue to today. 85 percent of policymakers in Rhode Island and 80 percent in Massachusetts are Democrats. Most Democratic-Controlled State Legislatures

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39 Oregon
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48 Maine
49 Minnesota
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Which state legislatures are the most partisan?

Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho currently are the most Republican-controlled state legislatures. Republicans account for 86 percent of state lawmakers in Wyoming, 84 percent in Utah, and 80 percent in Idaho. Most Republican-Controlled State Legislatures Within the 16 Democrat-controlled state legislatures, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts hold supermajorities. Hawaii has the most Democratic-controlled state government with Democrats accounting for 89 percent of state legislators. Historically, both Massachusetts and Rhode Island have had Democratic majorities in their state legislatures and continue to today. 85 percent of policymakers in Rhode Island and 80 percent in Massachusetts are Democrats. Most Democratic-Controlled State Legislatures

Most to Least Partisan Legislatures:

1 Hawaii
2 Wyoming
3 Utah
4 Rhode Island
5 Massachusetts
6 South Dakota
7 Idaho
8 Kansas
9 Tennessee
10 Indiana
11 Oklahoma
12 North Dakota
13 Missouri
14 Alabama
15 Ohio
16 Florida
17 Georgia
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19 California
20 Arkansas
21 North Carolina
22 New Jersey
23 Illinois
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25 Wisconsin
26 South Carolina
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Which state legislatures are the most partisan?

Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho currently are the most Republican-controlled state legislatures. Republicans account for 86 percent of state lawmakers in Wyoming, 84 percent in Utah, and 80 percent in Idaho. Most Republican-Controlled State Legislatures Within the 16 Democrat-controlled state legislatures, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts hold supermajorities. Hawaii has the most Democratic-controlled state government with Democrats accounting for 89 percent of state legislators. Historically, both Massachusetts and Rhode Island have had Democratic majorities in their state legislatures and continue to today. 85 percent of policymakers in Rhode Island and 80 percent in Massachusetts are Democrats. Most Democratic-Controlled State Legislatures

Most to Least Partisan Legislatures:

1 Hawaii
2 Wyoming
3 Utah
4 Rhode Island
5 Massachusetts
6 South Dakota
7 Idaho
8 Kansas
9 Tennessee
10 Indiana
11 Oklahoma
12 North Dakota
13 Missouri
14 Alabama
15 Ohio
16 Florida
17 Georgia
18 Maryland
19 California
20 Arkansas
21 North Carolina
22 New Jersey
23 Illinois
24 Virginia
25 Wisconsin
26 South Carolina
27 Alaska
28 Mississippi
29 Vermont
30 West Virginia
31 Vermont
32 Michigan
33 Texas
34 Arizona
35 Louisiana
36 Delaware
37 New Hampshire
38 Pennsylvania
39 Oregon
40 Connecticut
41 Montana
42 Nevada
43 Iowa
44 Kentucky
45 New Mexico
46 Washington
47 Colorado
48 Maine
49 Minnesota
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Republicans Dominate State Legislatures

Republicans Dominate State Legislatures

Across the country, Republican policymakers control an overwhelming majority of state legislatures. Republicans have majority in 30 state legislatures of the 49 states with bicameral governments (Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral legislature), while Democrats hold the majority in 13 states.

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While Republicans have significant state legislative control, to no surprise, in urban districts Democrats consistently hold majorities. Densely populated districts–as seen with the coast of California, southern Florida, and New York City– are typically represented by Democrats.

Party Control of Lower State Legislative Districts

Which state legislatures are the most partisan?

Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho currently are the most Republican-controlled state legislatures. Republicans account for 86 percent of state lawmakers in Wyoming, 84 percent in Utah, and 80 percent in Idaho.

Most Republican-Controlled State Legislatures

Within the 16 Democrat-controlled state legislatures, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts hold supermajorities. Hawaii has the most Democratic-controlled state government with Democrats accounting for 89 percent of state legislators. Historically, both Massachusetts and Rhode Island have had Democratic majorities in their state legislatures and continue to today. 85 percent of policymakers in Rhode Island and 80 percent in Massachusetts are Democrats.

Most Democratic-Controlled State Legislatures

Most to Least Partisan Legislatures:

1 Hawaii
2 Wyoming
3 Utah
4 Rhode Island
5 Massachusetts
6 South Dakota
7 Idaho
8 Kansas
9 Tennessee
10 Indiana
11 Oklahoma
12 North Dakota
13 Missouri
14 Alabama
15 Ohio
16 Florida
17 Georgia
18 Maryland
19 California
20 Arkansas
21 North Carolina
22 New Jersey
23 Illinois
24 Virginia
25 Wisconsin
26 South Carolina
27 Alaska
28 Mississippi
29 Vermont
30 West Virginia
31 Vermont
32 Michigan
33 Texas
34 Arizona
35 Louisiana
36 Delaware
37 New Hampshire
38 Pennsylvania
39 Oregon
40 Connecticut
41 Montana
42 Nevada
43 Iowa
44 Kentucky
45 New Mexico
46 Washington
47 Colorado
48 Maine
49 Minnesota

 

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