Votes in the US Senate on Clarence Thomas nomination for the US Supreme Court
A data frame with 100 observations on the following 6 variables.
Party affiliation (
Confirmation vote (
Percentage of state residents supporting the choice
Numeric coding for vote (
Data from the U.S. Senate vote on October 15, 1991 to confirm Clarence Thomas to a position on the Supreme Court.
These numbers are taken from Kastellec, J.P., Lax, J.R., and Phillips, J. (2010), "Public Opinion and Senate Confirmation of Supreme Court Nominees," Journal of Politics, 72(3): 767-84. In this paper the authors used opinion polls and an advanced statistical method known as multilevel regression and poststratification to determine the StateOpinion levels.
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