Category Archives: FiveThirtyEight

Why Good Politics And Good Climate Science Don’t Mix

Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight – Imagine two people walking through a field. One of them tiptoes gingerly, zigging and zagging from one side to another. The other strides confidently straight ahead. Who looks more like they know what they’re doing? … Continue reading

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‘Normal America’ Is Not A Small Town Of White People

Jed Kolko in FiveThirtyEight – It’s a familiar accusation. But that sense that the “normal America” is out there – somewhere in a hamlet where they can’t pronounce “Acela” – is misplaced. In fact, it’s not in a small town … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, FiveThirtyEight, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

What We Learned From The House Votes On Trump’s Tweets And Impeachment

Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – Republicans at all levels of government are increasingly aligned with Trump, and Democrats seem comfortable characterizing some of Trump’s behavior as bad — even impeachable — but very unwilling to try to push him … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight, Impeachment

Our Best Tool For Predicting Midterm Elections Works In Presidential Years Too

Nathaniel Rakich of FiveThirtyEight – As early as summer of 2017 signs pointed to a wave election for Democrats in 2018. Now, for your prognosticating pleasure, the FiveThirtyEight generic ballot tracker is back to help you track the battle for … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democrats, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Republicans

Where Democrats And Republicans Live In Your City

Rachael Dottle of FiveThirtyEight – Republicans and Democrats tend not to live side-by-side, even when they live in the same city. Continue reading…

Posted in Democrats, FiveThirtyEight