Wednesday, November 14, 2012

With all the data generated in the recent US election, some very clever people found ways to use them to explain what America tis thinking.

This graph was awesome on a full-page spread of the paper, it's not as impressive in the blog but here's a link to the data. It shows that in most counties there was a shift to the right, shown by a red arrow, but this was not enough to deny Obama re-election.

Here's a link to a graphic that shows the lessening of support Obama received from various groups.

In this link we see how the youth vote helped in the swing states.


  1. that map is interesting and beautiful!

  2. Yeah, I liked it too, Ellen. Very simple way of presenting thousands of data points. Tufte would approve.