The GOP Bubble

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Uncategorized

Nate Silver plots the GOP presidential field:

I’ve sometimes taken a visual approach toward the Republican field, where the positions of the candidates are plotted out based on whether they are perceived to be conservatives or moderates, and insiders (establishment candidates) or outsiders (insurgent candidates). If we drew a chart like that right now, removing candidates who seem unlikely to run or who are unlikely to have much influence even if they do, it might look something like this:

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