Voting trends

Déjà vu all over again

Once again, less-educated whites spurned America’s Democratic nominee

Polls incorrectly predicted that Joe Biden would claw back some of his party’s losses with this group

Joe Biden beats Donald Trump

The US 2020 election results

The Economist’s breakdown of the votes for the president, Senate and House of Representatives

The city and the hills

Our analysis of the election results suggests that 2020 accelerated a long-running trend

American politics is even more split along urban-rural lines than it was four years ago


Assimilation nation

Why Donald Trump exceeded expectations with America’s Latinos

Efforts to court America’s largest ethnic minority paid off

Polling error redux

Polls—and our forecast model—overestimated support for Joe Biden

The positions of Mr Biden and Hillary Clinton were overestimated in mostly the same states