Here’s What Teens From Across The Country Thought Of The South Carolina Mess

The pundits and spin doctors and cable TV hosts have all given you their takes on that particularly messy Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina last night. But what about the teens? Young people are going to be the ones living with the consequences of what happens in the 2020 election. Many of them don’t

Why So Many Black Voters Are Democrats, Even When They Aren’t Liberal

At first blush, black voters appear to be an almost monolithically Democratic bloc. In 2016, black Americans cast 24 percent of Democratic primary votes — the largest share ever. And in the general election, 89 percent of black voters supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. That’s one of the reasons why South Carolina’s primary on Feb.

Election Update: What Our Forecast Says About Every Super Tuesday State

South Carolina has yet to vote, but there’s an even bigger prize lurking right around the corner. On March 3 — Super Tuesday — roughly one-third of Democrats nationwide will weigh in on the 2020 presidential race as 15 states and territories1 cast their ballots. We last checked in on who led polls of Super

5 Political Data Firms to Watch in 2020 and Beyond

Big Data is increasingly becoming a larger part of how and why businesses make decisions. What’s less discussed, however, is that politicians also use big data to determine when, where and to whom they pitch their political platforms. So it makes sense that there are firms that specialize in exactly that.  Here are a few

A Nigerian Man Is Actually Behind That Pro-Pete Buttigieg Twitter Account

The man who runs the @easychinedu account — widely accused of being a sockpuppet for a Mayor Pete Buttigieg staffer — told BuzzFeed News that he is a genuine supporter and has nothing to do with the South Bend mayor’s campaign. Tweets falsely implying the account was actually Buttigieg campaign communications advisor Lis Smith garnered

Impeachment Didn’t Change Minds — It Eroded Trust

Additional contributions by Likhitha Butchireddygari Graphics by Anna Wiederkehr Before last year, Willa Engel, 65, had never thought of herself as an especially political person. But the impeachment process changed that. As the House Democrats’ investigation rolled forward through the late fall, she found herself glued to the television, watching witness after witness testify about

Does Sanders Have A Ceiling? Maybe. Can He Win Anyway? Yes.

The Bernie Sanders rally that I attended on the evening before the New Hampshire primary drew a reported 7,500 people — about twice as many as his actual 3,867-vote margin of victory in the primary the next day. I say that not to endorse crowd sizes as an alternative to the polls. (Despite the large

Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Is Huge. That’s The Point

RALEIGH, North Carolina — Michael Bloomberg is not a tall man. But his presidential campaign is very big. The sheer hugeness of the former New York City mayor’s campaign is its defining feature. It is the Death Star of presidential campaigns. Bloomberg employs more — much more — staff than any other candidate, and pays

Elizabeth Warren Stumbled In New Hampshire’s Primary. She Still Did Selfies.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Elizabeth Warren had lost, badly, in a state next door to her own. She ran up onto the stage without her usual introduction and sped through a speech from a podium, and not long after the polls had closed, it was over. Except for the selfie line, the fixture of Warren’s