// About the Talk //
While the 2020 election season continues to have twists and turns on the surface, there are systematic trends driving political preferences and voting behavior. Reflecting on his research modeling the electorate using millions of interviews and a 300 million person voter file, David Shor will first contextualize today's presidential campaign race by explaining what has happened in the last 4 years and why these trends exist in the US and abroad. Building on this context, he will give us a preview of what to expect in November based on polling, what campaigns are doing, and more. Tune in for a spicy take from one of the wonkiest political data nerds in the field.
// About the Speaker //
David Shor (he/him/his) is Head of Political Data Science at Civis Analytics, one of the top data science firms in progressive politics. At the core of his work is the research and development of tools for election forecasting, resource allocation for campaigns, message testing, and more. Though he started an election forecasting blog at age 15, his official start in politics was working on the Obama 2012 campaign in "The Cave" as an analyst building the election forecasting system, which famously predicted the election's results within 1 percentage point in all 50 states. He then honed his algorithm and polling skills working with Nate Silver before joining the founding team at Civis. Before the COVID-19 quarantine, David was commonly spotted dancing off election-related stress at Jupiter Disco or drinking Slivovitz at the Blue & Gold Bar at East Village. For more of his analyses and perspectives on politics around the world, follow him on Twitter @davidshor
// Event Notes //
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