Chart: Breakdown Of Debt Ceiling Vote By Electoral Outlook

H/T Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball. We will revisit this as the 2012 elections heat up. For now, it is good food for thought.

While it’s not a perfect correlation, the bill seemed to be more popular among members focused on a competitive general election, while those potentially involved in a competitive primary (as well as those currently facing no reelection pressure) were more likely to vote against the deal.

 

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