He won. She lost.

… This election will be studied and debated for years to come. But as I gathered with colleagues recently in New Orleans for the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s annual conference, some things became clearer to me. For one, the trouble with the 2016 election wasn’t about the polls. […] Read more »

Computational Campaign Coverage

… Within the “Computational Campaign Coverage” research project, researchers teamed up with the German-based software company AX Semantics to develop automated news based on forecasting data for the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The data was provided by the PollyVote research project, which also hosted the platform for the publication of […] Read more »

Majority Of Americans Believe Trump Acted Either Illegally Or Unethically With Russia

A majority of Americans believe President Trump has done something either illegal or unethical when it comes to Russia, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. The 54 percent of people who believe something untoward has gone on include a quarter who believe the president has done something illegal in […] Read more »

Trump Can’t Reverse the Decline of White Christian America

Down the home stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, one of Donald Trump’s most consistent talking points was a claim that America’s changing demographics and culture had brought the country to a precipice. He repeatedly cast himself as the last chance for Republicans and conservative white Christians to step back […] Read more »

How are we feeling about Washington? Try ‘alarmed’ and ‘uneasy’

Americans increasingly view the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election as a serious concern, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, amid rising anxiety about President Trump’s leadership and the nation’s direction. How are we feeling? Try “alarmed,” the option chosen by 42% of those surveyed when asked […] Read more »

Aversion to difference

Last week, I examined two of the three strands of conservative thinking — aversion to government and aversion to change — which Donald Trump melded together in his successful effort to capture the White House. Here I’ll focus on the third — aversion to difference — which mostly lay dormant […] Read more »

Trump voters talk Russia probe, president’s progress

President Trump says the investigation into Russia’s influence in the 2016 election is not interfering with his agenda. Republican strategist and CBS News contributor Frank Luntz spoke with a group of 13 men and seven women who voted for Mr. Trump in November about what they think of the president’s […] Read more »