Table 5 Most distinguishing words co-occurring with NSF, 1995–2018, by party.

Based on sentence-level analysis, in (nontitle) sentences that include a direct mention of the NSF. Text is pre-whitened to remove numbers and standard stopwords. Words in bold are the top five words mentioned over the entire time period (by both parties). Most distinguishing words for each party are the top 20 diff scores, where for each word w, the following is calculated for Democrats (D) and Republicans (R), respectively: diffwD=countwD#sentencesDcountwRsentencesR, and diffwR=countwR#sentencesRcountwDsentencesD

Twenty most distinguishing words for…
Democrats:Republicans:
ProgramMoney
FundAmend
BillProject
EducationExpenses
TechnologyNecessary
MathHuman
NasaBoard
StudentsProjects
TeacherStudy
InstituteReport
DepartmentAdministration
BudgetFiscal
SupportDirector
InnovationTaxpayer
NistActivity
EngineeringCommission
InstitutionsEnsure
DevelopmentAuthorize
DoublingAccount
UniversitiesCommittee