Turnout Smackdown in the WSJ

Carl Bialik’s column in todays Wall Street Journal has a nice smackdown between Curtis Gans and Michael Mcdonald on turnout over the past quarter century. Besides featuring some of the best people in our profession on this topic, the article does a nice job illustrating the kinds of data issues that often bore the non-academic community, but which are so important to settle if we’re going to have solid empirical evidence on elections related topics.