Though polls now suggest Clinton has a wide lead over Trump in the upcoming election, many are still baffled that Trump got so far. So how can we explain Trump's success in the race? Let's start with his debate tactics. During the GOP nomination, Trump used a series of debating strategies not normally used by traditional politicians. Donald Trump … Continue reading How Trump Got This Far: Daring Debate Tactics
Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager during the last stretch of his campaign, is lauded as the first woman to run a winning U.S. presidential campaign. She is seen as one of the GOP's primary experts on female voters, and is known for helping mitigate a sea of scandals plaguing Trump late into the election. But who exactly is Kellyanne … Continue reading 6 Surprising Things You Might Not Know about Kellyanne Conway
In the midst of a political election, many are eager to help out with the campaigns of their preferred candidates. But how do people actually get involved with campaign work? 1. Start Off By Volunteering If you don't have much experience working on political campaigns, your best bet is to start by donating your time to a … Continue reading How to Get a Job on a Political Campaign
A truly Canadian setting to welcome @VP to Ottawa for last official visit #VPvisit @FlyYOW @BruceAHeyman @rcmpgrcpolice pic.twitter.com/5eteXamnST — Charles Brisebois (@OttawaSeaBreeze) December 9, 2016 Here's the warm Canadian welcome @JoeBiden received in Ottawa tonight. Visit in mid-December, you take your chances #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/cuSnJcvAv2 — Richard Madan (@RichardMadan) December 9, 2016 Tonight, we welcome @VP … Continue reading Vice President Joe Biden’s Visit to Ottawa (Live Tweets)
Some Key Findings The majority of Trump voters were white. Females voted according to party affiliations, and Clinton being a woman or Trump's statements about women seemed to have little effect. Clinton's 12-point margin over Trump among female voters is close to the 11-point margin Obama had over Romney among female voters in 2012. There … Continue reading Infographic – Exit Poll Results from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
This week, I had been scheduled to write a post about whether the polls got the U.S. election results right. But I never expected the discrepancy to be this large. No one did. Just last week, I wrote a post about how Hillary Clinton's best secret weapon is big data. And I was so wrong. … Continue reading U.S. Election: Why Did the Polls and Pundits Get It So Wrong?
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Last night, I did something 99% of you have probably haven't. ... I downloaded this year's official campaign apps: Clinton's Hillary 2016 and Trump's America First. The two apps vary greatly, other than their one key similarity: both apps try to gamify the campaign process, awarding users points and secret features for completing various campaign-related activities. … Continue reading Clinton vs. Trump: Whose Mobile App Is Better?
While Trump has repeatedly said he doesn't believe in the power of big data, Clinton has been using it as her secret weapon long before the Democratic primaries started. Big data analytics (in simple terms: using "yuge" sets of data to show patterns, trends, or associations), have helped the Clinton camp skyrocket to the top of national polls. Her aides have … Continue reading Hillary Clinton’s Best Secret Weapon: Big Data
Data was obtained from Nielsen, an international data analytics company (pre-2016 data, 2016 debate 1, 2, and 3 data), and does not include households viewing the debate online, in public spaces or on C-SPAN. Only households who watched the debate live and/or on the same day were included in the data. Estimations for the total number of … Continue reading Most Watched Presidential Debates in U.S. History