We’re less than a month from knowing who’s going to be the next President of the United States and things are heating up now with the presidential debates, so we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what kind of interactive graphics and resources have been made about the elections.
Most of the works presented here come from U.S. websites, either from major news channels as well as independent websites. It’s a big selection, ranging from complex visualizations to the traditional electoral maps, so take your time and we hope you enjoy it.
As usual, click through the images to access the interactive versions.
The 2012 Presidential Candidates | Education Week
Is Mitt Romney / Barack Obama the President? | The Guardian
Predict Obama’s odds in the 2012 election | The Washington Post
Electoral Map | CNN
Facebook analysis of the election | CNN
Election 2012 | Associated Press
Amazon Election Heat Map 2012 | Amazon
2012 US Presidential Election Map | ABC News
Where Do You Fit? | PBS
Predict a winner: Battleground states | L.A. Times
US presidential election 2012: the eve of battle | The Guardian
Selecting the candidates | MSN News
Electoral Vote Tracker | USA Today
The 2012 General Election Races | Texas Tribune
States of play | The Economist
270 to win
I Side With
Obama vs Romney: You decide | Fantom Sticker Album
Some of the interactive graphics have already been featured here on Visual Loop’s weekly Interactive Inspiration:
Inside America’s ‘swing states’ | Al Jazeera
Where Do Non-Tax Payers Live? | Applied Visual Analytics
2012 Presidential Campaign Finance Explorer | The Washington Post
US Election Predictions | Adam McCann
(Another one via Tableau Viz of the day.)
Campaign trail by the numbers| Financial Times
Key election battlegrounds | Financial Times
Presidential campaign stops: Who’s going where | Washington Post
The Most Memorable GOP Convention Moments | Engaged
At the Republican Convention, the Words Being Used | The New York Times
Republicans in NYC | WNYC
At the Democratic Convention, the Words Being Used | The New York Times
Of course, the graphics team of The New York Times has been one of the most active ones, with several visualizations covering all the aspects of the campaigns. Here are some of those works, in addition to the ones presented above:
Independent Spending Totals | New York Times
The Electoral Map: Building a Path to Victory | New York Times
Swing State Polls | New York Times
The 2012 Money Race: Compare the Candidates | New York Times
The Wall Street Journal impressed a lot of people with it’s Political Moneyball, but their election coverage goes way beyond that visualization.
Political Moneyball | The Wall Street Journal
State of the race | The Wall Street Journal
Conventional Wisdom | The Wall Street Journal
Build Your Own Election Map | The Wall Street Journal
Other complementary resources worth mentioning: Larry Ferlazzo‘s compiled a useful list of links for teachers and educators, Esris’s set of maps, GOOD and MTV’s partnership about some of the issues that need to be adressed by the candidates and ICharts‘s special section for the elections.
2012 Election Issues Map | Esri
Behind the Issues | GOOD
Finally, our Pinterest board about the elections keeps growing, you’re all invited to join us there as well.
Again, we’re sure many more interactive resources are out there, so feel free to share your recommendations and suggestions in the comments section, or by dropping us a message on Twitter or Facebook.