As a social scientist, I find myself drawn to the words people use to express themselves. Language can reveal cultural values, social group identity, and even geographical location.
But can language reveal political affiliation too?
This question sparked my first data science project.
Of course, if I were actually trying to answer this question like a real scientist, I would gather a large sample of Republicans, Democrats and non-affiliated members and analyze their conversations based on the same prompts.
However, with my limited knowledge (and resources), I decided I would compare the Word Clouds of the two people who best represent their party: Democratic Nominee Joe Biden and Republican Nominee Donald Trump. …