index.csv contains a listing of each of the 50 speeches, one for each state as well as the name and party of the state's governor and a link to an official source for the speech. If an official government source could not be found, we have linked to a news media source that had a transcript of the speech.
The speeches/ folder contains 50 .txt files containing the text of each of the speeches.
words.csv contains every one-word phrase that was mentioned in at least 10 speeches and every two- or three-word phrase that was mentioned in at least five speeches after a list of stop-words was removed and the word "healthcare" was replaced with "health care" so that they were not counted as distinct phrases. It also contains the results of a chi^2 test that shows the statistical significance of and associated p-value of phrases.
one-, two- or three-word phrase
thematic categories for n-grams hand-coded by FiveThirtyEight staff: economy/fiscal issues, education, health care, energy/environment, crime/justice, mental health/substance abuse
number of Democratic speeches containing the n-gram
number of Republican speeches containing the n-gram
total number of speeches containing the n-gram
percent of the 23 Democratic speeches containing the phrase
percent of the 27 Republican speeches containing the phrase