Not a huge surprise, but still: the more news media sources a respondent said they consumed, the more likely they were to know which party held the majority in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate.
57% of all the campaign events were in just four states (FL, NC, OH, and PA); the top ten most-visited states accounted for 88% of all events.
While data like in Figure 1 tend to get read as a life-cycle effect (“the older you get, the more conservative you get”), it seems more likely that it’s a generation effect (as in Figure 2: the views you’re socialized
Different survey modes and different respondents, but the electorate does *not* seem to have perceived Clinton or Trump as much different ideologically speaking from their party’s previous nomineees.
The leaners – those who say they’re Independents but then say they “lean” towards a party – again turned out to be more reliable partisans than those who said they were Democrats/Republicans but only had a weak identity. See more
Guesses about the amount of money spent on defense in 1989 (correct answer=26%) were all over the place. Don’t know of any more recent survey questions like this but I’d love to see it replicated.