By the Numbers: Why opposing popular bills won’t lead to electoral losses

How the Electoral College and party loyalty helps Republicans win elections even when they oppose popular policies.
1:31 | 03/03/21

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Transcript for By the Numbers: Why opposing popular bills won’t lead to electoral losses
Today's politics NY parts of president Clinton's agenda that are widely popular according to the latest polls should will still face an uphill battle in congress here's a closer look by the number. 210. House Republicans unanimously opposed president Biden's one point nine trillion dollars. Pandemic relief plan that passed the house with near total democratic support. The stimulus plan is popular though 76%. Of all voters get. Including 60%. Of Republicans according to a morning console Politico poll. Our partners at 538 suggests the Republicans aren't too worried though about a backlash for opposing popular policies should. Because of the electoral college and are heightened partisanship. Fifty democratic senators represent a 185. Million Americans. While the other fifty Republican senators who represent a 143. Million Americans giving each of those voters a lot coarse way. Also it what is taken just 257000. Votes it's. Three states for president trump who won the presidency even though he lost nationally by more than seven million votes. Because once again of the Electoral College. And finally party loyalty is now at a record high in 20/20 just 4% of congressional districts had split tickets each meeting they backed a presidential nominee from one party and a house candidate from the other party that's the smallest share in seventy years.

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