Supercommittee Ideology

Seth Masket brings us an ideological characterization of the super committee members based on Simon Jackman’s ideal point estimates:

And here’s Sarah Binder using DW-NOMINATE instead:

These accounts differ in detail, but not in the overall picture they paint. In both cases, Max Baucus and Fred Upton are the most moderate members of the committee and the Baucus/Upton gap is quite large compared to what they have in common with their co-partisans.