Lynn Vavreck, The New York Times

Lynn Vavreck

The New York Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Lynn:

Americans Mostly Agree on Policing. The Difference Is Priorities.

Why has it become a big election issue? Democrats prioritize banning chokeholds, and Republicans are focused on not defunding the police. → Read More

How Local Covid Deaths Are Affecting Vote Choice

A rise in coronavirus-related deaths in a given community tends to reduce support for Republicans. → Read More

Bernie Sanders, and How Indian Food Can Predict Vote Choice

Seemingly nonpolitical topics can shed light on political preferences. → Read More

Are Democratic Voters Truly Divided by Ideology?

Survey results suggests their views and priorities are far more alike than different, despite labels like moderate or progressive, centrist or liberal. → Read More

What Are Independent Voters’ Burning Issues?

After impeachment, their second-most important topic is the separation of immigrant children at the border. → Read More

What Is Voters’ Highest Priority? There’s a Way to Find Out

Peeling away preferences, a study shows impeachment is at the top of the list for Republicans, and is the second choice for Democrats. → Read More

It’s Not So Much the Debate. It’s the Days After the Debate.

Dramatic moments aren’t as important as the story lines that become set in the aftermath. → 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

Independents Approve of the Economy, but Will It Help Republicans in the Midterms?

Relying on independents as a bellwether for political outcomes is not as straightforward as it seems. For one thing, many of them aren’t paying that much attention to politics. → Read More

Unable to Excite the Base? Moderate Candidates Still Tend to Outdo Extreme Ones

An analysis of more than 30 years of House general elections suggests: Don’t nominate someone who will motivate the other side to show up. → Read More

Why Asking About Citizenship Could Make the Census Less Accurate

Distrust of the government's intentions toward noncitizens may be hard to overcome, research suggests, and political developments have increased levels of distrust. → Read More

Bill Clinton, Roy Moore and the Power of Social Identity

A partisan lens often leads people to different interpretations of the same set of facts. → Read More

Why Trump’s Softening on Immigration Is Unlikely to Splinter His Base

Many Republican voters support DACA, especially G.O.P. elites, and he could always change his mind. He’s done it before. → Read More

The Political Payoff of Making Whites Feel Like a Minority

Survey data suggest that white Trump voters tend to feel a sense of threat about being discriminated against. → Read More

The Great Political Divide Over American Identity

The data show that the nation as a whole is moving away from exclusionary conceptions of identity that President Trump benefited from. → Read More

A Superhero Power for Our Time: How to Handle the Truth

Simply telling people they’re wrong is unlikely to change minds: You have to understand the human defaults of gut feeling and analytic thinking. → Read More

The Ways That the 2016 Election Was Perfectly Normal

The economy and party identification typically matter a lot in elections, even in a year with a highly atypical candidate like Donald Trump. → Read More

Ordering Vindaloo or Hunting for Venison: How Cosmopolitanism Shapes the Vote

The degree of exposure to social and cultural differences is correlated with voting preferences. → Read More

A Measure of Identity: Are You Wedded to Your Party?

A survey of whom American voters prefer for their children’s marriage partners shows just how powerful party identification has become. → Read More

The Ad That Moved People the Most: Bernie Sanders’s ‘America’

It was the campaign advertisement from 2016 that was rated the happiest and the most hopeful. → Read More