Donald Trump And Erik Paulsen Are Basically The Same Person

Nate Silver’s indispensable data analysis site, FiveThirtyEight, has developed a great tool that tracks how closely a particular member of Congress aligns ideologically with Donald Trump. “Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump” allows you to select your representative or senator and find out every legislative position they have, then compare it to Donald Trump’s stated or inferred position.

What is Erik Paulsen’s “Trump score”? A perfect 100 percent. In other words, the ideology of Trump and Paulsen are perfectly in sync. Here’s a smattering of the votes Paulsen and Trump line up on:

blog-paulsen's trump score via fivethirtyeight

Don’t be fooled; Paulsen is not the moderate he makes himself out to be. Check out Paulsen’s full Trump score at FiveThirtyEight.

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