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Senator Huey Long at the Capitol in 1935. Everett Historical/Shutterstock.com

The secret origins of presidential polling

The very first scientific horse race poll, which took place 85 years ago, was shrouded in secrecy and may have changed history – even though it was faulty.
Women’s perceptions of ‘gender linked fate’ were contingent on two dimensions: their race and their marital status. Shutterstock

Why white married women are more likely to vote for conservative parties

Women are swinging elections in the US and Australia in ways analysts have struggled to predict. Two recent studies can help explain.
Online discussion doesn’t always accurately reflect the real political landscape. Russ Vance/Shutterstock.com

4 reasons why social media election data can misread public opinion

Political campaigns and journalists often turn to social media to see how voters feel about an election. But the numbers they see there may not accurately reflect the electorate's views.
Hispanic voters are not a monolith. Baiterek Media/shutterstock.com

How Hispanics really feel about Trump

Hispanics oppose Trump's immigration policies in larger numbers than the rest of the population. But their opinions are divided sharply across partisan lines.

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