More Popular Issues
See how voters are siding on other popular political issues...
Results from Socialist
Last answered 17 hours ago
Distribution of answers submitted by Socialist.
No, gerrymandering allows officials to more effectively represent the interests of their constituency
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Oct 21, 2013. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
Choose a demographic filter
* Data estimated by matching users to U.S. Census data block groups via the American Community Survey (2007-2011)
3 years ago by motherjones.com
3 years ago by washingtonpost.com
3 years ago by thinkprogress.org
3 years ago by billmoyers.com
4 years ago by washingtonpost.com
4 years ago by occupydemocrats.com
Data based on unique submissions (duplicates or multiple submissions are eliminated) per user using a 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
Learn more about Gerrymandering
Currently, the redistricting of congressional boundaries is controlled by state legislature every ten years. Gerrymandering is the redrawing of districts with the intent of benefiting a political party. It is most often implemented by state political parties with the intent of marginalizing districts of voters who represent the minority party. To gain extra seats, the incumbent party will redraw voting districts so that voters of the minority party will be grouped into smaller districts with less seats. Critics of gerrymandering say these practices allow incumbent representatives to choose their voters instead of voters choosing them. Proponents say that drawing districts is a privilege of the ruling party and have little effect on the popularity of their policies or candidates. See recent gerrymandering news
More stances on this issue
Abolish representative democracy in favor of a direct consensus system of informal voting by freely associated individuals. 4 years ago from a Socialist in Portland, OR
No. They need to be put back to where they were before they were before the legislators started messing with them. 4 years ago from a Socialist in Mahomet, IL
I don't really have a preference on this issue, but maybe. 4 years ago from a Socialist in Milton, GA
Yes, and at maximum any District should have no more than one Zip Code shared between two districts, and the entire District should be contiguous. 4 years ago from a Socialist in Macomb, IL