Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Maine
trifecta is defined as when a state's governorship and legislative chambers are controlled by the same political party.
The two major political parties claim that their policies will lead to better outcomes. What does the data show?
At Ballotpedia, we explored these issues in a three-part study, Who Runs the States.
This page takes a specific look at how Maine performed in the study.
- Over the past 22 years, the Maine government has been divided for 12 years and under 10 total trifectas.
- Of these 10 trifectas, eight were Democratic and two were Republican which came in the last three years.
- There were eight years of Democratic governors, six of Republican governors, and eight years of other governors during this period.
- The Maine legislature was under Democratic control for 16 years, Republican control for two years, and split control for four years.
Background about the study
- See also: Ballotpedia: Who Runs the States
Part One examines the partisanship of state government from 1992-2013. Part Two establishes a State Quality of Life Index (SQLI), aggregating a variety of existing state indices into one measurement. Part Three will overlay the two reports, looking for trends and correlations.
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