Data Visualization Political endorsements

Published on December 2nd, 2015 | by Joshua New


Visualizing the Influence of Political Endorsements

Aaron Bycoffe of data journalism website FiveThirtyEight has created a series of data visualizations illustrating the effect that candidate endorsements by representatives, senators, and governors have in presidential primaries in the United States. Bycoffe scored Republican and Democratic presidential candidates based on the number and type of endorsements received and graphed the progression of endorsements over time in comparison to candidates from previous election cycles. Bycoffe updates the visualizations regularly as candidates receive new endorsements.

Take a look.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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