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How important is party voting in the U.S. Congress?



A. Party voting was much stronger in the 1950s and 1960s than today.
B. Party voting has been very weak in the U.S. Congress.
C. Party voting has been very important in the last decades, much more important than in the 1950s and 1960s.
D. Party voting has been strong for Republicans but not for Democrats.

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Asked by Dylan, Last updated: May 07, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Party voting has been very important in the last decades, much more important than in the 1950s and 1960s.-party voting has been very strong in the united states, especially since the republicans took control of the majority in 1994. in earlier periods, such as the 1950s and 1960s, although party was important, cohesion was far less (significantly less than in the british house of commons). for the democrats, party cohesion most notably was reduced by southern democrats who voted more conservatively than their northern colleagues. some political scientists thought it important to have strong party cohesion so that the wishes of the voters could clearly translate into the congressional majority, a school of thought known as the responsible party model.
 

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