What on Earth Happened in 2016, Part 5 – New Jersey Presidential Election and Demographic Analysis

New Jersey has a reputation (Chris Christie aside) for being a solidly Democratic state, and thus it was widely expected to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Many people even expected Hillary to improve on Obama’s 2008 and 2012 performances, due to New Jersey’s large concentration of college-educated white voters, a demographic … More What on Earth Happened in 2016, Part 5 – New Jersey Presidential Election and Demographic Analysis

What on Earth Happened in 2016, Part 4 – Massachusetts Presidential Election and Marijuana Referendum

Massachusetts is well known as one of the most Democratic states in the country. There was no doubt that it would vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election – the only question was by what margin. The Democratic candidate’s margin of victory in Massachusetts had not changed a lot in the previous three … More What on Earth Happened in 2016, Part 4 – Massachusetts Presidential Election and Marijuana Referendum

What on Earth Happened in 2016, Part 2 – Connecticut statewide elections

Connecticut lived up to its reputation as a blue state in the 2016 elections. It gave Hillary Clinton a solid 14-point margin of victory, a small drop from Obama’s 17-point margin in 2012 but still a solid victory. However, the winning coalition that Clinton put together in Connecticut was markedly different from Obama’s 2012 coalition. … More What on Earth Happened in 2016, Part 2 – Connecticut statewide elections

What on Earth Happened in 2016, Part 1 – New Hampshire statewide elections

New Hampshire is known for its close elections, and in that respect, the 2016 elections certainly did not disappoint. Though Barack Obama won New Hampshire by a solid 6 percent margin in 2012, Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire by a margin of only 0.3 percent. Thus, New Hampshire was the closest state in the 2016 … More What on Earth Happened in 2016, Part 1 – New Hampshire statewide elections

Analysis and Maps of the 2016 New Jersey Democratic Presidential Primary

On June 7, 2016, the final group of states held their presidential primaries for the 2016 election cycle. While the media coverage of the primaries that day focused almost entirely on California, perhaps the more revealing primary, in terms of using the results to draw conclusions about the political demographics of the state and how … More Analysis and Maps of the 2016 New Jersey Democratic Presidential Primary

Maps and Analysis of the 2016 Connecticut Democratic Presidential Primary

Pardon the lateness; I’ve had a very busy past few months. -Gregory Unlike in 2008, when Connecticut held its Democratic presidential primary relatively early (on February 5), in 2016 Connecticut’s Democratic primary was held in the second half of primary season, on April 26, alongside primaries in four other states: Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and … More Maps and Analysis of the 2016 Connecticut Democratic Presidential Primary

Maps and Analysis of the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary in Massachusetts

The 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary in Massachusetts featured a close race between Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, and Bernie Sanders, from the neighboring state of Vermont. After heavy campaigning in the state by both candidates, Clinton ended up winning by approximately 17,000 votes, or 1.4 percent. But how did she do it? How did a … More Maps and Analysis of the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary in Massachusetts

Maps and Analysis of the 2016 New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary took place on February 9, 2016. On the Republican side, there were eight major candidates remaining in the race: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump. In the run-up to the election, polls consistently showed Trump in the mid-30s, with … More Maps and Analysis of the 2016 New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary

Maps and Analysis of the 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary took place on February 9, 2016. On the Democratic side, there were only two major candidates still in the race: former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders. In the run-up to the election, polls consistently showed Sanders ahead of … More Maps and Analysis of the 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary

Benchmarks for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary

The 2016 Democratic presidential primary has settled into a two-way race between former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. The first state to hold its primary will be, as usual, New Hampshire, where polls have shown a close race between the two. Hillary’s advantage is that … More Benchmarks for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary