Thursday, November 4, 2010

Two election graphics.

I spend way to much time looking at election statistics and graphics. I need to justify the time somehow, so I thought I'd post two that I thought particularly well constructed. Republicans had a good day on Tuesday, some readers are happy about that, some are not; this post is not an editorial on the election's outcome but on the reporting methods.

As a side note, this is the first election that Twitter was a big part of, and in some ways, the first election web-based advertising and reporting made itself almost indispensable. That is, print, television, and radio are being forced to incorporate Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, etc. 

If you have any thoughts on the subject, please comment. I think this is an interesting trend.

Back to the graphics.

The first image is pulled from a group of ten depicting Republican and Democrat swings in House membership for the last 50 years. It was produced by the New York Times. The link is here: NYTimes Wave.


The second takes statistics from Twitter use and highlights the number of posts related to candidates running for governor or the Senate. It also is a creation of the NYTimes. Click Here


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