Project 1: First Term Presidential Election Referendum on Congressional Midterm Elections
As a budding data scientist, my first project will look at the composition of the US Congress (Senate and House) by party in the first year of a presidential term and two years after the election starting with President Ronald Reagan. I’m interested in knowing how the congressional composition changes over time by state (D vs. R) and project what congress could look like for President Trump in two years. The impact of congressional changes has a profound effect on the ability of a President to do his job. The ramifications of these changes are widespread affecting every American and the world too.