POLITICS
11/13/2013 03:24 pm ET Updated Nov 14, 2013

Here's A Dramatic Reminder Of Just How Partisan The Senate Has Become

We know that the Senate has changed quite a bit in the past few years, with the upper chamber becoming more polarized and more toxic.

But now, in quite dramatic fashion, we can see the chamber actually pull apart:

senate polarization

Renzo Lucioni graphed Senate votes since 1989 to show how often senators voted together. Data from the 101st Congress (1989-1990) shows a lot of purple. Data from the 113th Congress, which began in January, shows almost none.

Click through to see how the Senate has changed each year:

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Senate Polarization, 1989-2013
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Senate Polarization, 1989-2013

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