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Politics Spending Visualizations

Obama / Romney Campaign Spending – [VISUALIZATION]

The wonderful tumbler bindersfullofburgers has a couple of great visualisations highlighting where the Obama and Romney campaigns have spent their election dollars.

Obama Campaign
Obama's Campaign Spending

Romney Campaign
Romney's Campaign Spending

(h/t SunlightFoundation)

Infographic Politics

How the World would vote – [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to MSN, the World – except China – would vote for Obama.

In 34 of the 35 countries where MSN quizzed its online readers, the current US president won well over half of the votes. The only exception was China, where readers backed Romney by 52% to 48%.

World Vote US Election 2012
According to a BBC World Service opinion poll of 21,797 people in 21 countries , 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney.

Only Pakistan’s respondents said they would prefer to see Mr Romney win November’s election. France was the most strongly pro-Obama (72%).

Countries by support for Obama

Art Internet Politics Video

How Will The Animated GIF Affect The Presidential Election? – [VIDEO]

PBS’s Idea Channel on animated GIFs and their potential impact in the US 2012 election:

The animated GIF has had a long and fascinating history, but the GIF took a giant leap forward this year when it became part of the 2012 Presidential Election!!! This election season, GIFs of Obama, Romney, Biden and Ryan, populated not only Tumblr and Buzzfeed, but also media heavyweights like The Atlantic, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. It became the perfect vehicle to capture a reaction, a gaffe or hilarious election moment and stream it ad infinitum. Will the Graphics Interchange Format swing the election for Obama or Romney?

Music: Roglok

Infographic Politics

US Election: Race for the Inbox – [INFOGRAPHIC]

The inbox has still proved a crucial tool for this year’s presidential candidates, especially for campaign funding. Just about every email I have received from both campaigns have requested monetary contributes.

Email analysis Return Path analysed the data surrounding each candidate’s message and created an neat infographic with it’s results below.

Their analysis reveals GMail users favor Obama while Yahoo! users favor Romney. Obama has  has five times more email subscribers than Romney but 5% of his election emails are being marked as spam compared with .8% of Romney email messages.

For more click on the infographic below to read the detail.

Obama vs Romney

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Politics Spending Visualizations

Presidential Candidates Money Raising – [VIDEO]

The video shows how presidential candidates (Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich) raised money state by state during 2011/2012.

The circle sizes indicate the amount of contribution per capita giving to the candidates by each state. The timelines show the overall money per capita raised by candidates during a particular time.

The data is based on the Sunlight Foundations APIs, based on Federal Election Commission data released on Feb. 2012.

(via Sunlight Foundation)

Politics Visualizations

Red and Blue Spending to Influence 2012 US Election

The guys over at Motherjones.com have charted Democrat and Republican groups spending millions to influence the 2012 election.

Following the seminal Citizens United case – which prohibits government from censoring political broadcasts by corporations or unions – there has been a ratcheting up of money spent by nebulous groups in federal elections. Expanding super-PACs and vague 501(c) groups are exerting their considerable influence – in terms of advertising – in many areas of the political specturm. The chart below illustrates each group’s size based upon all known fundraising or spending since 2010.

→ Money in Politics, Politics, Top Stories Gaze Into the Exploding Universe of Dark Money

Source of financial data: Center for Responsive Politics, GuideStar.

(via Motherjones.com)