The polarity of opinion only gets more pronounced when the focus shifts to the meaning of the ending.
In 2000, Hirdt reasoned, Al Gore won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College, reversing the polarity of the rule.
polarity po·lar·i·ty (pō-lār'ĭ-tē, pə-)
The property of having two opposite poles, such as those possessed by a magnet, or of having opposite properties or characteristics.
The direction or orientation of positivity relative to negativity.