Moderate Politicans: No Reason to Run for Office

A while back, my friend and colleague Brendan Nyhan  sent out a disturbing picture showing that moderate politicians, from both the Democratic and Republican parties, are less likely to run for seats in the House of Representatives than more extreme politicians:

Predicted Probability Running for Congress

Very disturbing trend! It is hard to see the policies of our country improving if we don’t elect a more reasonable group of politicians.

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