In American elections, who you hate is almost as important as who you like

And we wonder why we can't escape negative ads.

Why Republicans feel so good about the 2014 midterms, in 1 chart

The Democratic base has an enthusiasm problem.

How we stopped speaking Yiddish

Also, the rise of Tagalog.

The diminishing productivity of Congress, in one chart

Congress has done a whole lot of nothing this year. It's part of a broader trend in recent years.

Americans’ declining trust in government — in one chart

How much trust and confidence do Americans have in the federal government? Not as much as they've had for much of the past four decades.

What a government shutdown would look like, in 1 chart

Wondering what a shutdown would mean for each agency?

Why Democrats should be worried about the youth vote

Young voter turnout is nothing like it was in the 1980s and early 1990s. And the stagnation has been driven by an across-the-board disinterest among several demographic groups.

  • Scott Clement and Sean Sullivan
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  • May 10, 2013
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The American electorate: Partisan and super predictable

It's pretty easy to guess how a congressional district will vote for president these days, but it wasn't always that way.

The day World War II left the Senate (in two charts)

There were three World War II veterans in the Senate just two months ago.

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