I was reading fivethirtyeight and saw this interesting graph showing how liberal and conservative the democrats and republicans were in each state legislature. (Dems are blue and left is more liberal.)
It was interesting, but not at all surprising that where I live in Missouri the Democrats are fairly right leaning but I was surprised to see that the Republicans were the 4th most conservative in the country.
Even more surprising is that the most conservative republicans are found in California! Talk about polarized – they have the most liberal Dems and the most conservative GOP. No wonder they can never pass a budget.
And whats up with Rhode Island where both parties are left of center and only a hairs breadth apart. There must be a story there.