Learning about Political Parties Using Exit Polls

Learning about Political Parties Using Exit Polls
Learning about Political Parties Using Exit Polls
Learning about Political Parties Using Exit Polls
Learning about Political Parties Using Exit Polls
Learning about Political Parties Using Exit Polls
Learning about Political Parties Using Exit Polls
Learning about Political Parties Using Exit Polls
Learning about Political Parties Using Exit Polls
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Students always ask me how to discover what political party they are or what the difference is between the two main parties. I spent years sort of tap dancing around the topic preferring to talk about the size of government for fear that a parent would accuse me of being a bleeding heart liberal who is just trying to turn their child into a left-wing Democrat or vice versa. I wanted something more “scientific” to back up my conversations with students about political parties. Finally, I came across the New York Times Exit Polls and thought why not have students discover which demographic groups TEND to vote certain ways. Have the students read the graphs from 1980-2016 and see if they can draw their own conclusions about which groups TEND to vote for particular parties. I admit this only partially answers their question about political parties but I felt on much stronger ground having exit poll data to back up what I was saying in class about why these groups TEND to support one party over another. I use this activity to start the conversation about differences in political parties.
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