Published October 9, 2008 by John
A Google search may have found it for me, but it would have taken longer and more weeding, partly because I didn’t know what to call it: “what does the electoral college landscape look like?” is what I was thinking. Because as surprisingly close as the popular vote polls seemed to show it to be, I wondered what that looked like where it really counted, in the votes that decide who wins. And then I saw a blogger who had the same question and found the answer: FiveThirtyEight.com. There are other sites out there doing this as well, but the combination of presentation, analysis, and depth of numbers at FiveThirtyEight beats any of the others. If you don’t want the details, the graphics at the top tell you what you need. As you go down the page, things get progressively more detailed, until you’re down to the raw numbers, state by state, with source references and calculations.
You could spend all day there, or just a few minutes. That’s information design done right.
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