Hi, I'm G. Elliott Morris, a data journalist for The Economist based in Washington, DC. This is my personal blog. I also write a weekly (and sometimes more often) data-driven email about politics, which you can sign up for here.
Most recent post Aug. 07, 2019 » The Battle Lines for 2020

Lee Drutman has a new report out using Voter Study Group data to understand the issues dividing voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The top of his report offers the conclusions that I’ll share with you now: Key Findings: Democrats and Republicans are polarized on both economic and immigration issues, but views among Democrats are more concentrated than views among Republicans. Compared to Democrats, Republicans are more ideologically diverse. Read more...

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I write data-driven articles for The Economist. I specialize in polls, political science, elections, and predictive analytics. Read on for my published writing and personal blog posts on politics and elections, data and statistics, R programming and the like. Want more? Subscribe to my weekly email on data in politics and find me on Twitter. Feel free to get in touch via email.

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