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August 13, 2012 10:58 AM Paul Ryan: The Base Mobilization Strategy that Romney Doesn’t Need

One theory of why Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate is that Romney needs to build enthusiasm among conservatives—a.k.a. mobilize the Republican base.   As one journalist said to me via email: But based on what Ryan, himself,...

By John Sides

June 21, 2012 10:50 AM Love the Leaker, Hate the Leak

Cui bono? That’s what Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan asks. “Who benefits” from recent leaks of intelligence information to the news media? The answer is obvious, Noonan writes, and therefore so is the source of the leaks: It’s the...

By Michael Kinsley

June 19, 2012 8:47 AM “The Party of the American Working Man and Woman”

Jonathan Haidt writes that “the Republicans are increasingly becoming the party of people who currently hold jobs.” He really means white people without college degrees who currently hold jobs. Or maybe southern white people without college degrees who currently hold jobs....

By Larry Bartels

March 26, 2012 10:39 AM Voting Patterns of America’s Whites, from the Masses to the Elites

Within any education category, richer people vote more Republican. In contrast, the pattern of education and voting is nonlinear. High school graduates are more Republican than non-HS grads, but after that, the groups with more education tend to vote more...

By Andrew Gelman

March 26, 2012 9:12 AM Same Old Story on Political Leanings

In a review of psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s recent book, “The Righteous Mind,” William Saletan writes: You’re smart. You’re liberal. You’re well informed. You think conservatives are narrow-minded. You can’t understand why working-class Americans vote Republican. You figure they’re being duped....

By Andrew Gelman