Political Infographics and Statistics
Politics That Work is a resource for finding hard data to enable you to decide which party's policies are actually playing out better. We present a wide variety of infographics and graphs that package reliable, objective, publicly available information about the parties' track records into formats which we hope make the patterns in the data clear. Many of our graphs focus on the economic performance of the policies of the Republican and Democratic Parties, but we cover a variety of other topics of political importance as well.
Political and Economic News
WaPo: No, Republicans, the ‘real story’ is not the leaks
NYT: What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?
WaPo: So far, Trump has been mercifully incompetent
WaPo: Trump’s cuts would do nothing to balance the budget
Mother Jones: No, Feeding Hungry Kids and Seniors Isnt a Waste of Money
Approach to Economic Data
Generally speaking, if you want to compare the outcomes of Democratic and Republican policies, you have two options: you can compare the results during times when one party controlled against the results during times when the other party did (such as comparing unemployment statistics between presidencies), or you can compare the results in places that select one party against places that select the other (such as comparing median income between red states and blue states). We try to supply data using both approaches.