Category: Political DataViz

  • Political Dataviz: Executive Orders Issued by the President in their first 100 Days in Office (The Economist)

    Political Dataviz: Executive Orders Issued by the President in their first 100 Days in Office (The Economist)

    Source: The Economist, Joe Biden is taking executive action at a record pace, Daily Chart, January 22, 2021, https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/01/22/joe-biden-is-taking-executive-action-at-a-record-pace. Joe Biden is signing executive orders at a record pace. In his first two days in office, he has signed 17 executive orders; more executive orders than Donald Trump did in nearly two months in office. […]

  • #MakeOverMonday 2019.41 – UK Political Party Donations

    #MakeOverMonday 2019.41 – UK Political Party Donations

    This week I decided I wanted to experiment with Shapes in Tableau. I cannot help but think of big bags of money when I think of politics these days. I went to the Noun Project and found a bag of money with the UK Pound Sterling image. I showed the bags of money, the amounts […]

  • Social Dataviz: A History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions Using Heatmaps

    Social Dataviz: A History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions Using Heatmaps

    Last Wednesday, The Washington Post ran an article about The History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions. There were several interesting data visualizations in the article, but the one that really caught my eye was their heatmap (or density map) showing apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border, which is along the southern portion of the United States […]

  • FiveThirtyEight: Four Interesting 2018 Midterm Elections Charts

    FiveThirtyEight: Four Interesting 2018 Midterm Elections Charts

    Source: Rachael Dottle, Ella Koeze, and Julia Wolfe, The 2018 Midterms, In 4 Charts, November 13, 2018, https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2018-midterms-in-4-charts/.   Readers: Some interested 2018 Midterm Elections charts from FiveThirtyEight. Enjoy! Michael        

  • Political DataViz: How Voting Blocs Have Shifted From the ’80s to Now

    Political DataViz: How Voting Blocs Have Shifted From the ’80s to Now

    Readers: Some of you may be wondering why I am devoting my blog posts lately to the midterm election that just occurred. My reasoning for this is that I think some of the most creative data visualizations are created right before and after a major election cycle. Today, I am showcasing some charts that were […]

  • Political DataViz: How to Forecast an American’s Vote (The Economist)

    Political DataViz: How to Forecast an American’s Vote (The Economist)

    Religion, not race, is the best single predictor of voting preferences America’s founding fathers envisioned a republic in which free-thinking voters would carefully consider the proposals of office-seekers. Today, however, demography seems to govern voters’ choices. Since April 2017 The Economist and YouGov, a pollster, have surveyed 1,500 Americans each week. They have built a statistical model […]

  • Political DataViz: Jeez, will the U.S. Midterm Elections Just Be Over!

    Political DataViz: Jeez, will the U.S. Midterm Elections Just Be Over!

    Readers: Disclaimer: I am a registered Independent voter. I tend to vote for those candidates who I think will best serve their constituents and our great country. The rest of it is just noise. I try not to stray into the realm of U.S. politics in my dataviz blogging. Having done so in the past has […]

  • Chart: Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question

    Chart: Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question

    Readers: The chart below was created by Alvin Chang from Vox. Here is a link to an interactive version of is chart on the Vox website. Mr. Chang points out the following. There were several noticeable differences between the Senate testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford. […]

  • ad fontes media releases v4.0 of their Media Bias Chart

    ad fontes media releases v4.0 of their Media Bias Chart

    Readers: I had previously blogged about Vanessa Otero’s Media Bias Chart v3.0 (blog post link here). Ms. Otero has revised and enhanced her chart and just released v4.0 through her company, ad fontes media. Vanessa Otero and ad fontes media Vanessa Otero is a practicing patent attorney in the Denver, Colorado area, and has a B.A. in […]

  • Political Infographic: Trump-Kim to Meet at Sentosa Island

    Political Infographic: Trump-Kim to Meet at Sentosa Island

    This week, U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in a historic summit at the five-star Capella Hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa. Once known as the “island behind death” due to its violent piracy past, and the site of a World War II massacre, the now tranquil […]