Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana and 2020 Democratic candidate, has been polling well these past few weeks. I provide a summary of the polls and offer potential explanations.
Category: Elections: President
Chart: Comparing 2020 Democrats’ Twitter Followers to Their Polling Numbers
In an age where social media can make or break a presidential candidate, it can be helpful to check in on metrics like Twitter follower counts. See how the 2020 Democrats are doing, both on Twitter and in the polls.
In Choosing Not to Run for President, Sherrod Brown Made the Right Decision
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown announced that he won't seek the Democratic nomination in 2020. Based on his state's shifting political climate, that was probably the best move.
Chart: How Presidential Campaign Announcements Have Affected Polling Numbers in 2020
A quick look at the impact that presidential campaign announcements have had on the polling numbers of 2020 Democrats so far.
What Should Beto O’Rourke Do?
2018 phenom Beto O'Rourke has a tough choice ahead of him: should he run for the presidency or the Senate? Here are some compelling arguments on both sides.
Amy Klobuchar Outperforms Her Benchmarks, But So Does Everyone Else
With Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar considering a bid for the presidency, many are pointing to her previous electoral victories as proof that she'll be strong in 2020. I break down how valid these claims are.
The Supposed Power of Early Campaigns
Do candidates gain an inherent advantage by announcing their campaigns before anyone else?
Just How Unpopular is Elizabeth Warren?
Elizabeth Warren's popularity has been called into question as of late. Are naysayers' claims valid?
The First Selzer Poll of the 2020 Election Has Been Released — Here’s Why That’s Important
Selzer and Co. has released its first 2020 Iowa caucus poll. I look at the results and implications.
Read My Papers from the Fall 2018 Semester!
Papers about presidential convention bounces and the public perception of polls.