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Every State Of The Union Address Since George Washington, Visualized

Every State Of The Union Address Since George Washington, Visualized

“Data analysis company Civis Analytics looked at every State of the Union address starting in 1790 to create visualizations that show what the key eras of political rhetoric are in U.S. history, as well as what topic each president made his pet.”

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Donald Trump’s dominance of the Republican primary so far, in one map

Donald Trump’s dominance of the Republican primary so far, in one map

“In a little more than a month, Republicans will finally begin voting in the primary over whom their nominee for president will be. But the race has been underway for months, and a lot has happened since then. Thankfully, the people at Civis Analytics made this great map that can help you catch up with what’s happened so far in the GOP primary.”

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Donald Trump’s Strongest Supporters: A Certain Kind of Democrat

Donald Trump’s Strongest Supporters: A Certain Kind of Democrat

“The Civis estimates are based on interviews with more than 11,000 Republican-leaning respondents since August. The large sample, combined with statistical modeling techniques, presents the most detailed examination yet of the contours of Mr. Trump’s unusual coalition.”

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Who Still Doesn’t Have Health Insurance

Who Still Doesn’t Have Health Insurance

“The data used to make this map are unlike any other data about the number and location of the uninsured. They’re based on a complex model that Enroll and Civis undertook using a large survey and tools often used by political campaigns to target likely voters.”

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Political Campaigns Are Wasteful—So Turn Them Into Startups

Political Campaigns Are Wasteful—So Turn Them Into Startups

“Politics, in essence, has a research and development problem. It’s the reason the political world is woefully behind in terms of technology adoption. Abandoning election-cycle innovations wastes valuable assets, staffer time, and donor funds. This wastefulness is so much a part of the political process, you could almost call it an American tradition. But the US has another tradition: startups.”

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The Tech That Got Obama Elected Will Now Fire Ads at You

The Tech That Got Obama Elected Will Now Fire Ads at You

“POLITICIANS STILL LOVE TV. Even as the rest of us forgo the boob tube for hours of Internet-enabled binge watching, political campaigns still cling to the allure of the 30-second TV spot. They know it’s still the easiest way to reach the most people at once, and when you’re trying to persuade millions of people to vote for you, well, size matters.”

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Obama’s Campaign Data Wizardry Is About To Hit TV Ads

Obama’s Campaign Data Wizardry Is About To Hit TV Ads

“By many accounts, President Barack Obama handily won the 2012 election partly thanks to his campaign’s use of data to supercharge voter outreach, fundraising, and TV ad buys.”

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There’s Evidence That Trump’s Polling Support Is Overstated

There’s Evidence That Trump’s Polling Support Is Overstated

“Before delving into the results, it’s important to understand why Civis polls are unlike the surveys sponsored by news organizations or universities. Nearly all public polls try to interview adults by randomly calling telephone numbers, a technique known as random digit dialing. They adjust the responses to match the demographic characteristics of the adult population, then remove those people who say they’re not registered to vote.”

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Why Donald Trump Won’t Fold: Polls and People Speak

Why Donald Trump Won’t Fold: Polls and People Speak

“Unlike most public polls, Civis’s relied on a list of registered voters that included their voting histories, allowing it to measure Mr. Trump’s support among those who regularly cast ballots in primary elections.”

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Civis Analytics takes Obama data lessons to next level

Civis Analytics takes Obama data lessons to next level

“With a new platform simply called Civis, Wagner aims to automate the processes that suck up data scientists’ valuable time. The new tools position Civis to scale by freeing up its analysts to tackle higher-level problems and by letting clients handle some tasks on their own.”

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