I was looking at this question earlier
And couldn't fit it within any of the following 3 categories which suggest it's on-topic in the help centre:
Matters of Policy:
Central to the idea of this site are the nuts and bolts of policies introduced by governments, presumably for the welfare of their citizens. As such, asking about the tangible benefits and costs of legislation is on topic
Working Themselves Out:
Processes are central to legislation is made. Questions seeking to understand the rules and processes by which policy is made in various legislatures or ruling bodies (inside and outside of the United States!) are wholly on topic
Just to clarify, Macroeconomics is specifically on-topic. Most public policy questions involve economic matters, so if you just need to understand
In just about any policy of substance, there are particular personalities that are central to its understanding, as well as demographic data about supporters and opponents of legislation. Asking “Why is [insert person here] such a jerk?” is clearly off-topic - the answer is highly subjective, but asking “What groups of people tend to support X in her implementation of policy Y?” is answerable using polls, punditry, and other verifiable and reproducible sources.
The question essentially is Find me X piece of data in Y format. I personally feel that such a question should be off-topic as it doesn't really ask a question or fundamentally add value to the site, even though it may be political in nature, as it simply a demand for data rather than an explanation supported by data. These questions seem to rather than inform users about the topic act as point-me to a source outside of this site.
Indeed I've come across a couple of such questions (e.g Where can I find the Senate amendments to Bill C-6) in the past which rather than ask for an explanation ask for pure data, and I was wondering if they were on-topic.