Category Archives: Political parties

What More Than 40 Years Of Early Primary Polls Tell Us About 2020

By Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight – How much can we learn from early primary polls? Back in 2011, FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-chief Nate Silver set out to answer this question and found that early national polling is at least somewhat predictive of … Continue reading

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The Electoral College, Congress and representation

from the Pew Research Center – A majority (55%) of Americans say the Constitution should be amended so that the candidate who wins the most votes in the presidential election would win, while 41% say the current system should be … Continue reading

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White Voters Without A Degree Remained Staunchly Republican In 2018

By Nathaniel Rakich and Julia Wolfe of FiveThirtyEight – Since the election, we’ve made it our mission to uncover the variables that best explain why things shook out the way they did. We’ve already shown you the strong correlation between partisanship and U.S. … Continue reading

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‘A recipe for disaster’? Trump’s border emergency drags the GOP into a risky fight ahead of 2020

By Rachael Bade, Sean Sullivan and Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post – President Trump’s decision to unilaterally attempt to build his promised wall at the Mexico border is pulling his party into a tailspin of drama and unease — … Continue reading

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America’s Electoral Map Is Changing

By Rachael Dottle and Galen Druke of FiveThirtyEight – Today’s political landscape is often dismissed as a partisan deadlock in which the vast majority of voters have already made up their minds and will only dig their feet in further … Continue reading

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