New polling shows Republicans prefer to think of voting as a privilege, while Democrats call it a fundamental right
Saturday subscribers-only thread on Republican support for climate policyHappy Saturday! This week, a tracking poll from YouGov that has been running since at least 2009 found Americans rate climate change as the seco…
The politicization of public opinion surveys has hurt their ability to reach a representative portrait of Americans. But surveys are still useful, desp…
Blaming government decision-makers is easy, but actually changing individuals' behavior is hard — and predicting covid spikes even harder
Democratic support for constitutional "hardball" is a signal of broader democratic distress
High optimism about the future is one way life is returning to normal
Saturday subscribers-only thread on redefining bipartisanship Happy Saturday! It’s good to be back in your inbox again. Let’s keep this newsletter short and focused on a very important topic: using polls to…
Donald Trump brought more ethnically antagonist voters into the Republican Party, and those voters are particularly anti-democratic
A short vacation dispatch
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Saturday subscribers-only thread on life returning to normalHappy Saturday! Pollsters released several national surveys about life this week that can be placed under the broad umbrella of “reassuring” or …
What is popular with a true majority of people is not always electorally feasible in a system with counter-majoritarian electoral institutions.