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Three Charts Show Just How Much Republicans Control the Government

06/05/2015 10:00 am ET | Updated Jun 05, 2016

Take a glance at recent presidential elections, current candidates, or social justice polling, and it's tempting to predict the GOP's doom. Democrats have won the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. Hillary Clinton is the odds-on favorite for 2016. Sixty percent of Americans now support same sex marriage.

But once you look past the presidents and big-issue polling, Republicans start to look a lot stronger. In fact, outside of the White House, they're arguably stronger than ever.

The following three charts break down the Republican advantages in Congress, state legislatures, and governorships. Note that the pro-GOP gap is about as big as it's ever been in modern political history.

Congressional Control Over Time | InsideGov

State Legislature Control Over Time | InsideGov

Governorships Over Time | InsideGov