Fall 2017 has been update season for Poly Politics. Now included in the list of updates is the addition of Cuesta College data to the site.
More discussion about the Cuesta College data, in addition to comparisons to other data is forthcoming--check back for blog post(s) this coming week.
Also, as a passing thought/comment .... With the addition of Cuesta to the site, the "Poly" in Poly Politics no longer refers to "Cal Poly," but now reflects "Poly" in the more classic sense of the word (i.e., multiple, many)
Updated data on Cal Poly faculty is now available. Here are some key findings.
* Note: in a few departments, a factions other than Democrat or Republican have even numbers, or in a few times are even a plurality. But given Democrat-Republican are the two major parties in our electoral system, and are typically the to that are most often compared, ratios for these two are the only presented here
The distribution by party is quite interesting, especially when broken down by college and major. The College of Liberal Arts holds the recognition as being the college with the greatest number of Democrats, and the Smallest number of Republicans, tallying in at 50% and 8.86% respectively. The College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences holds the recognition as having the greatest percentage of Republicans among all of the colleges (28.92%), and is also distinguished in that it has the most even proportions among parties of all the colleges (28.92% D, 28.92% R, 18.67% NP, 22.29% Unk.). When it comes to being most neutral, the College of Engineering tops the list with its 21.26% stronghold of individuals registered with no party affiliation.
Majors/Departments are a whole different story. Some special distinctions:
Blog serves as a forum to discuss findings, trends, and implications, as well as to post about updates to the site and/or data.