Welcome To The Crosstab
The Crosstab is an election data and political statistics blog run by George Elliott Morris. The Crosstab, with its tagline being “Data in Politics” seeks to educate the public about trends in electoral politics using statistical analysis and (“big”) data. Our name comes from the shorthand for “cross tabulation,” a two+ dimensional table that displays the frequency distribution of included variables, allowing a deeper look at relationships between data.
You may have stumbled upon our site during out hearty coverage of the 2016 US Presidential Election, which we forecast with the lowest overall state-by-state error (5%) of any other forecaster, but ultimately missed the final electoral college outcome along with so many others. We have turned that error into a lesson in uncertainty for our larger endeavors in blogging political statistics, especially when modeling elections.
Here at The Crosstab, our goal is to educate citizens and impact discussions about politics and political science. Whether or not you feel like we’ve done that, please leave feedback via any one of our contact methods.
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Elliott is an undergraduate Government student working on various projects and research in American politics, the most prominent being the election forecasts published on this website. Elliott has experience with many facets of political science and government, including, but not limited to, the following: legislatures, legislative analysis, survey research, statistical modeling, public opinion, and public policy analysis. Elliott combines a traditionally liberal arts skill set with a certificate in computer science and data visualization. He is proficient at writing computer programs in Python and R with knowledge programming in Ruby, HTML, and CSS.
Elliott has constantly evolving interests in political science, current events, and US history. When he’s not writing/reading about the above, you can find him running, throwing frisbee with one of his many siblings, or eating the best food Austin, TX has to provide: tacos. The chances of that are slim, however, because he works much more than he should.
Click here to learn more about me and view a resume.