State poverty rates
Average rank of congressional delegation
These maps show the correlation between the performance of a state’s Congressional delegation in fighting poverty and the poverty rate in that state. The first map depicts states’ 2011 poverty rates. States with the highest poverty rates are shaded the darkest and states with the lowest poverty rates are shaded the lightest. The second map depicts the average score of each state’s Congressional delegation in fighting poverty. The states whose Congressional delegations have the lowest average scores in fighting poverty are shaded the darkest and the states whose delegations have the highest scores are shaded the lightest.