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partisanship

noun advocacy, blind allegiance, blind sponsor, blind support, blind sympathy, proselytism, sectarran allegiance, unfair allegiance, unjust allegiance, zealotry
Associated concepts: election law
See also: bias, constituency, faction, favor, favoritism, indorsement, inequity, injustice, nepotism, partiality, preconception, predilection, prejudice
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Among Democrats, strong partisanship rose from 34 to 48 percent.
THE PROBLEM OF GOVERNMENT PARTISANSHIP IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A.
But the cases are very different: The Wisconsin case revolves around whether partisanship played too large a role into redistricting, while the Texas case focuses on race.
Those interests, of course, have grown more diverse than Jefferson or any of the other founders could have imagined, and the dream of moving beyond partisanship has been long abandoned.
Involved in partisanship yet respecting his adversaries, Muirhead stands in welcome contrast to the more common disdain for parties, expressed either in calls for a plague on both their houses, or in the shrill certitude that everything politically virtuous and wise can be found in one party, and all that is wicked and stupid in the other.
The rationale for this system, which is favored by people whose moral micrometers can measure such things, is that there is ''too much'' partisanship which produces ''too much'' polarization.
Indeed, an undifferentiated approach to partisanship makes it difficult to distinguish the features from the bugs in our political system.
Partisanship symbolizes ideology or, in the case of a 21st century people's party, it's a more pragmatic party program.
Furthermore, the integrative effects of partisanship were visible in its association with the satisfaction with democracy, while the divisive role was revealed by its prediction of ideological extremism.
One issue confronting those who are interested in examining the effect of partisanship on voting behavior across multiple elections is how to measure the extent of partisan voting.
Partisanship is primarily a source of cross-sectional variation in economic perceptions.
There were also some allegations of partisanship of some of the officers at the field level," said V.