Chances are you found my Patreon via my blog, The Crosstab, a site for statistical and predictive analysis in politics, polling and political science. I do things like:
- Forecast the 2018 U.S. House midterm elections, the 2017 France, United Kingdom, and Dutch elections, and 2016 U.S. presidential election
- Track Donald Trump's presidential approval rating (over time and in historical context)
- Write quick posts about U.S. public polling data
- Teach the R programming language to those who want to learn political analysis
Though my blog is free to read, the requirements to produce the content (web servers, statistical and graphics software, etc.) are not. My hope is that I will have enough generous patrons via Patreon to support the site with limited (or no!) advertisements. You are part of that mission! This Patreon campaign is an attempt to take my blog and Twitter account further — to transform the loose network of election watchers and political bloggers into a cohesive community.
I'm creating a (usually) weekly political newsletter and monthly data briefing about national U.S. politics. The weekly newsletter is a summary of evens from the previous week — usually focused on electoral politics — that brings my political science, public opinion, and data to the forefront of analysis. The monthly newsletter is a data briefing about national politics, heavily reliant on polling data. The briefing analyses trends in presidential approval numbers, congressional polling, special elections, and forecasts of electoral outcomes both on the near horizon and in November.
A subscription to my Patreon campaign starting at $2 a month (less than a small cup of coffee) to get my humble thanks for the ability to keep running the site plus early to blog posts and a patron-only chatroom that I use for live commentary on election nights and chats throughout the week.
For $5 a month you support my site, have early access to blog posts, the chatroom, get early access to regular blog posts, and I'll include your name on my newsletters as a sponsor.
The $10 tier is for Patrons who especially like my work and have a few extra dollars to give. I'll reward you in a special category on the newsletters.
All tiers have access to my (usually) weekly political newsletter and monthly data briefing about the national political environment.
Thank you for considering a subscription to my blog via Patreon!