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John Sides

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Past articles by John:

A hard 2020 lesson for the midterms: Our politics are calcified

The smallest changes can cause frequent shifts in control of government because voters remain rigidly partisan in roughly equal camps. → Read More

Biden’s low poll numbers are exactly what we should expect

We’re back to a world in which a weak economy hurts presidential approval. → Read More

TV ads still win elections. And Democrats are buying a lot more of them.

They matter in the presidential race — but affect House and Senate races even more. → Read More

Americans rate Trump better on the economy. But it may not help him in November.

Which Americans disapprove of Trump overall — but approve of his handling of the economy? Mostly Biden voters. → Read More

Why Trump’s approval bump isn’t helping him against Joe Biden

The voters who increasingly approve of Trump aren’t actually the ones likely to vote for him in November. → Read More

Are Democrats really in disarray? Don’t underestimate their unity.

A new survey shows that Democrats like their candidates and — surprise! — don’t like Trump. → Read More

Incumbent presidents usually get more popular when they run for reelection. Will Trump?

Trump’s best-case scenario could be what happened to Barack Obama. → Read More

The surprising second choices of Democratic primary voters upend political cliches

A war between “progressives" and “moderates”? Voters don’t see things the way pundits do. → Read More

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Don’t blame our polarized politics on voters. Blame it on who runs for office in the first place.

A new book argues that raising congressional salaries might help. → Read More

Poll: Only 58 percent of Americans oppose blackface

And the partisan divide is enormous. → Read More

Stacey Abrams Debates Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics

Stacey Abrams and other authors respond to Francis Fukuyama's Foreign Affairs essay "Against Identity Politics" and discuss the meaning and value of identity politics in the United States and beyond. → Read More

What would actually put more working-class people in office?

It's not because voters or candidates aren't interested. → Read More

Many Americans say they want politicians to compromise. But maybe they don’t.

Compromise is good in the abstract. But in reality? Maybe not so much. → Read More

A new poll shows the secret truth of 2018: Not much has changed in months

Strong partisanship means that few minds have changed. → Read More

New forecast: Democrats may gain control of 7 state legislative chambers

Watch Michigan and North Carolina in particular. → Read More

What comes next in the fight against partisan gerrymandering

With the midterm election only weeks away, the shape of U.S. House districts is again front-and-center in political conversation. → Read More

Five myths about the 2016 election

Narratives about “angry” voters and an inept Clinton campaign don’t hold up. → Read More

A new poll shows 5 big challenges facing the Republicans in November

Key fundamentals still favor the Democrats. → Read More

What data on 20 million traffic stops can tell us about ‘driving while black’

A new book uncovers big racial disparities in policing. → Read More