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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Covid-19 and Partisan State Control


There are 10 states above the national average in deaths per million.

There are 21 states with Republican governors and where both legislative houses are under Republican control. Not one of those state’s deaths per million is over the national average.

Again, there are 10 states above the national average in deaths per million. 5 of those 10 states are under exclusive Democratic control (among 15 states under exclusive Democratic control). And 5 of those 10 states have divided partisan control between the legislature and governor (among 13 states with divided partisan control).

Of the top-3 states, with the highest deaths per million, all 3 are under exclusive Democratic control. 


Seth

PS: Nebraska is not in the analysis--as it has a unicameral, non-partisan legislature. It has a R governor, and its deaths per million is well under the national average.

Seth Barrett Tillman, Covid-19 and Partisan State Control, New Reform Club (May 12, 2020, 7:14 AM), <https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2020/05/covid-19-and-partisan-state-control.html>; 


3 comments:

yetanotherjohn said...

If you compare the 21 states with the GOP in control of the Governor and both houses of the state legislature to the 10 states with the dems in control of the Governor and both houses of the state legislature, based on the deaths per million data through 5/9/2020, you are 7.5 times more likely to have died in the dem controlled state than you were in the GOP controlled state. If you look at the states with split control, you 2.6 times more likely to to die if the governor (who would have more impact on how the state responded) was a dem.
If you take NY out of the picture as an outlier (and thus ignore dems controlling everything including the mayor of NYC), you are still 3.1 times more likely to die in a dem controlled stated than a GOP controlled state.
The next data point to watch is as we come out of this, what happens to the state GDP. I suspect that we will see the dem controlled states, which are tending to draw out the lock down, to double down on stupid and torpedo their economies. The GOP controlled states are likely to see less damage to their GDP.
You can't control for a 100 year event like the Wuhan Flu, but you can control who you put in office. Texas hasn't elected a democrat to state wide office for more than two decades and we have the economy to prove it.

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