2004 US Presidential Election
November 30, 2003
| Show Me The Money!
An extremely informative site well worth repeated visits: Fundrace 2004. The Candidate Rankings page graphically illustrates how the candidates compare along three indices, "GrassRoots," "Devotion," and "FatCats." The MoneyMaps page graphically illustrates contribution patterns and levels on a map of the United States, instantly clarifying areas of contributory strength. Plan to spend at least 15 minutes. (Found via Politics1; cross-posted here.)
Update: And while your there, visit the sister site, GoogleRace.com.
Posted by Alan at November 30, 2003 05:59 PM | TrackBack
Interesting site but data is not entirely emperical. One of the calculations informs of this suspect ‘scientific’ algorithm: “Using census data, we can see who is getting more contributions from wealthier neighborhoods. This allows us to calculate a theoretical average income of the candidates’ suporters.”
seems that might not be very reliable but I can’t really determine whether the site is attempting to manipulate data to prove it’s own point or just goofing around…
Posted by: middleman at December 1, 2003 01:49 AM
The method should be reliable but with a relatively large margin of error. The easy way to see this is to ask the question “how likely is it that some set of events could occur by chance that would confound this?”
Posted by: Charlie at December 1, 2003 04:37 PM
I don’t know middleman. I kinda think that there is some significance to Howard Dean winning the “tea bagging” award on GoogleRace.com.
Posted by: JJ at December 1, 2003 05:11 PM