A data set on thermometer ratings for Donald Trump and Barack Obama in 2020. I use these data for in-class illustration of central limit theorem. Basically: the sampling distribution of a population is normal, even if the underlying population is decidedly not.

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Format

A data frame with 3080 observations on the following 2 variables.

fttrump1

a thermometer rating for Donald Trump [0:100]

ftobama1

a thermometer rating for Barack Obama [0:100]

Source

American National Election Studies (ANES) Exploratory Testing Survey (ETS)

Details

The survey period was April 10-18, 2020 and was done entirely online.