Ok, so one of my favourite data sources has come up with another stunner:
Time and again in American politics, Republicans have voted as a unit to frustrate our disorganized Democratic majority.
Today, we’re going to perform a data-driven investigation of this
Read the whole thing. This is amazing stuff.
The basic idea starts with this chart, which I found fascinating:
The old idea of one’s political beliefs changing over time is obvious, here. It goes deeper, too, though. They demonstrate that when a person is in the Republican parts of life, that person is much closer ideologically to other Republicans in their respective Republican phases. Democrats are more ideologically disparate. Their tent is too big and so they are more likely to defect.
What a data set.