Monday, November 3, 2008

The economics underlying politics?

One of the things this election will be notable for is how the Press is using digital media and interactive pages to dissect the issues and polls. Barry Rithholtz has gathered a slew of them and posted them in the Digital Media Tab.

Here’s a terrific example: Forget the polls for a moment, and consider instead what might be driving them. The WSJ’s Real Time Economics does just that, looking at a state-by-state polls compared to key economic indicators. These are changes in home prices, employment, and income (click here to go to the original interactive version).>

Source: Phil Izzo, WSJ, November 1, 2008, 1:47 pm

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