Thursday, September 04, 2014

Who runs for office? A profile of the 2%

For the first time, Pew Research asked a question about who seeks out offices and found that about 2% of Americans say they have ever run for federal, local, or state elected office. With the data from this year’s polarization survey and political typology, we can provide a snapshot of who has ever placed their name on a ballot, although we don’t know how recently they did so.
Source: Pew Research Center

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