PublicationsMarch 31, 2017

Are Telephone Polls Understating Support for Trump?

Five months after Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, public opinion polls find him with the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern history at this stage of a presidency.

PublicationsFebruary 23, 2017

Partisan Conflict and Congressional Outreach

A new analysis of more than 200,000 press releases and Facebook posts from the official accounts of members of the 114th Congress uses methods from the emerging field of computational social science to quantify how often legislators themselves “go negative” in their outreach to the public.