Yet Another Question about Partisanship
Here is a list of persons. Can we predict with a high level of probability their likely partisan identification?
- White male from Mississippi who attends his local Baptist Church weekly.
- Black male from Mississippi who attends his local Baptist Church weekly.
- White lesbian college professor in Washington state.
- Mexican-American female nurse in south Texas.
- Black female filing clerk in Detroit.
- White male with a high school education working construction in Georgia.
The answer is: yes, we can. In many cases we have more variables than we need in the given case to make a pretty solid guess. A couple are a bit trickier than others, while some are as close to a slam-dunk as one get.
(There is one more, much longer post on this coming-in fact, I teased this one out of that post).