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Archive for February, 2020

Summary: Sen. Mitt Romney’s personality profile offers a glimpse into his underlying motives for voting to convict President Donald Trump on the impeachment article of abuse of power on Feb. 5, 2020. Specifically, Romney’s primary personality pattern — conscientiousness — induces him to be extraordinarily scrupulous in matters of morality and ethics, intolerant of deviance, and judgmental of those who do not uphold conventional rules and standards or follow the letter of the law.

Feb 4th, 2020

Summary: A vote-reporting debacle has delayed results in the 2020 Iowa caucuses. In the absence of results in the hours after the caucuses, Google Analytics offers a hint of public interest in Democratic presidential contenders.