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Appealing to the Base or to the Moveable Middle? Incumbents’ Partisan Messaging Before the 2016 U.S. Congressional Elections

Version
2
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Hemphill, Libby (University of Michigan)
Publication Date
2018-12-31
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
    • Award Number: 1822228
Free Keywords
[social media; United States Congress; political communication; , social media; ]
Description
  • Abstract

    Contains weekly measures of partisanship for verified official US Congress Twitter accounts for Sep - Nov 2016. In the main CSV, variables included are Twitter handle, party affiliation, margin of victory, week, and absolute value of #polar score. Tags files include the Twitter handle, all hashtags it posted during the period, and the number of times it posted each tag. Scores files include #polar scores for both tags and users for each week and for the whole period. The original #polar-score paper:

    Hemphill, L., Culotta, A., & Heston, M. (2016). #Polar Scores: Measuring partisanship using social media content. Journal of Information Technology & Politics. 13(4). doi: 10.1080/19331681.2016.1214093

    And the working paper for this project:

    Hemphill, L. and Shapiro, M.A., (2018). Partisan Messaging Before the 2016 Congressional Election. Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 5 – 8.

    Files here corrected errors identified in the MPSA paper, and so results will not exactly match those presented in the paper.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-09-01 / 2016-11-30
    Time Period: Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016--Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2016 (Fall 2016)
Availability
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Relations
  • Cites
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/142808 (Text)
Publications
  • Hemphill, Libby, and Matthew A. Shapiro. “Appealing to the Base or to the Moveable Middle? Incumbents’ Partisan Messaging Before the 2016 U.S. Congressional Elections.” In Midwest Political Science Association Conference, 2018.
    • ID: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/142808 (URL)

Update Metadata: 2019-07-30 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-07-30

Hemphill, Libby (2018): Appealing to the Base or to the Moveable Middle? Incumbents’ Partisan Messaging Before the 2016 U.S. Congressional Elections. Version: 2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E102501V2