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GOP's Grim Shutdown Legacy: How The 1995 Debacle Turned States Blue

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 16: Newt Gingrich, former presidential candidate and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union held its annual conference in the suburb of Washington, DC to rally conservatives and generate ideas. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images) | Getty

Gallup has corralled a bunch of polling data from 1995 and 1996 to test the familiar interpretation that Democrats “won” and Republicans “lost” the last government shutdown.

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