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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Data Sources

At AEI, Karlyn Bowman and Samantha Goldstein have a report titled "The exit polls: A history and trends over time, 1972–2020."
Key Points
  • Since the 1970s when they were first used nationally, exit polls have been an invaluable tool to understand voters’ views.
  • In this report, we examine how more than 50 different groups of voters have voted in the past 13 presidential elections. To name a few groups, we look at men and women, married and not married voters, voters across various regions, and voters by age, race and ethnicity, religion, and partisan and ideological affiliation. 
  • This AEI Public Opinion Study is a unique historical compilation and includes an interview with Joe Lenski, Edison Research’s cofounder and executive vice president, who discusses the challenges COVID-19 posed to the exit poll and the future of the consortium going forward.

 Read the PDF.


From Decision Desk HQ:

  • The folks at Daily Kos Elections have begun releasing their tables showing how much of the population of newly-drawn congressional districts comes from existing districts. As an example, they show the results of the redistricting process in Oregon, which added a sixth district.
  • The trouble I have in picking a political email of the week is that there are so many to choose from. So this might sound like a cop-out, but this week I’m letting you choose. This is very much a work in progress, but here’s a searchable database of the political emails that I’ve been getting over the past few years, more than 103,000 so far