Early Returns

Polarizing Perceptions Versus Political Reality

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.

1. Andrew Gelman at the Monkey Cage reports on new research about partisan misperceptions and how they contribute to polarization.

2. At the Fix, Chris Cillizza interviews Josh Putnam about the Republican nomination rules, now and at the convention.

3. Sean Trende argues that normal fundamentals are responsible for the results of (most) recent presidential elections. Same is true of (most) recent midterms.

4. Zach Beauchamp at Vox on Bernie Sanders, trade and global poverty.  

5. Matt O’Brien at Wonkblog on how Paul Ryan’s budgets made room for Donald Trump's budget.

6. And here at Bloomberg View, my colleague Paula Dwyer looks at wage insurance.

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