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What was the main factor behind the Democratic gains in the 2018 Midterm Elections?

What was the main cause behind the Democratic pickups in House seats? Was it that they were doing something right, either in rhetoric or policy, that the American people liked or was it Republicans ...
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What motivates the seemingly widespread animosity towards Clarence Thomas? [closed]

Why does this Supreme Court Justice in particular seem so reviled?
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Has there been an increase in cynical (or realpolitik-y) US public opinion of politicians since Trump took power?

The BBC ran a piece with some anecdotal evidence among Trump's supporters endorsing or at least acknowleding statements about unethical behavior for all politicians. Is the US public now more widely ...
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Is the public generally aware of lagged effects of economic policies?

New governments attributing to themselves economic success without paying any respect to lagged effects of economic policies of previous governments are probably as old as politics. (Exactly the same ...
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Vote strategy: Is best looking candidate first better than chance? [closed]

In a comment UserLTK makes a passing reference to an easy and expedient voting strategy: My grandmother on my mothers side always voted for the better looking candidate. Suppose a voter is ...
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Why do people have strong opinions on issues they know they are ignorant of? [closed]

One common theme whenever the voting public are asked about the on-going Brexit process is that they were mislead during the campaign and are now desperate for basic information. They seem fully aware ...
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International opinion on the fall of the USSR

I am familiar with the American narrative that president Reagan (or perhaps the Hoff) was personally responsible for the collapse of the USSR. However, I am less familiar with international opinions ...
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Should Version Control Systems be used for legislation? [closed]

Should future democratic political systems effectively use publicly accessible version control systems, such as, (or similar to), git/Github? Legislation, laws, etc., would exist in a public ...
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Reaction to uncommon combinations of viewpoints in the US political culture [closed]

Triggered by this question which bluntly states what is to be expected from left and right: I noticed that in fact opinions about different political topics seems to be very uniform in both Democratic ...
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Why do more countries not use Daesh to refer to ISIS?

There are several drawbacks to the use of the word "ISIS" or "Islamic State" to refer to the terrorist organisation otherwise known as "Daesh". Firstly, "Isis" is a common name, used both for other ...
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What is meant by “politicizing” an event and how to avoid it?

Whenever events such as those in Las Vegas occur, people often accuse others of "politicizing" the event. What is meant by this, and how do we avoid doing it? I am looking for example of some ...
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To what degree do Americans think of Europe as a singular political and cultural entity?

Often when I read questions here, people often used the word "Europe", and ask what politics are like "in Europe", and how voters are like "in Europe", and how cultural differences influence politics "...
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Public opinion: Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister

What is the public opinion (through polls/surveys) on Jeremy Corbyn since the announcement for the snap election regarding the position of Prime Minister? I have checked: Survation ComRes YouGov ...