The Top Vizzes of Q2 2011

Alex Morrison
on July 20, 2011

The twin towers of the Huffington Post and Daily Kos flooded the upper echelon of the Top 100 Vizzes of Q2 2011. The sites respective reporters dueled like heavy weight Democratic machine candidates in their bid for the Baltimore mayoral primary.

In the end, Heather Torres and Mark Blumenthal of the Huffington Post claimed the top spot for their viz which explored Wisconsin voter turnout in the wake of a disturbing revelation that one county clerk missed 15,000 votes and inadvertently swayed an election. Their visualization strongly supported the case for human error.

Meanwhile, David Nir of the Daily Kos authored three of the next four top vizzes, each focused on polling data. His top view shows President Obama's poll ratings on a steady downward trajectory after a post Bin Laden spike.

Patrick Ishmael of Hot Air, a leading Conservative blog, also authored a pair of top vizzes focused on polling data for the race to be the Republican presidential nominee. Patrick’s top viz boasted an incredible 72% interactivity rate.

We’re likely to see even more political data visualizations as the election season approaches and citizens from America and around the world continue to examine pressing topics.

For example, as Democrats and Republicans have thus far failed to reach a budget agreement, Mike Shedlock of Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis and Julia Edwards of the National Journal respectively examined budget proposals and the history of the debt ceiling.