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View Diary: 2012 Congressional Race Ratings, Part 1: The House (with map) (72 comments)

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  •  CPVI (0+ / 0-)

    Is now the standard that congressional districts are judged by.  People are now used to these numbers and understand what they mean.  Using D+5 or R+8 is an indication you're using CPVI and it's confusing if you're not.

    There's a reason why the Cook formula uses 2 election cycles.  It smooths out the swing districts (ie districts with a lot of swing voters) and does a better job at weeding out real trends vs a single election anomaly.

    Cook has started compiling CPVIs for the new districts; I would suggest his site for your CPVI data.

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