John Sides

Presidents and their parties live and die on the performance of the economy. Every incumbent president defeated for reelection since World War I confronted a bad economy. Perceptions of economic health and economic opportunity shape voter choices and candidate strategies.
The never-ending media cycle: Coverage leads to better performance in polls, which leads to coverage…
Yesterday, my Post colleague Chris Cillizza asked, “Can we please stop blaming the media for Donald Trump?” His view is that
John Sides and his blog The Monkey Cage were recently honored by The Week, who named Sides' poli-sci outpost the "Blog of
President Barack Obama's job approval, which bounced slightly to a 45 - 46 percent split March 25 in the wake of his health
Second, Sides hears me arguing, perhaps inadvertently, that “political scientists will think they’re right no matter what