One of the things this election will be notable for is how well the Press is using digital media and interactive pages to dissect the issues and polls. I’ve 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:>


State-by-State Polls Compared to Economic Indicators
Phil Izzo
WSJ, November 1, 2008, 1:47 pm

Category: Economy, Employment, Politics, Real Estate, Wages & Income

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2 Responses to “Economics versus Politics”

  1. JD123 says:

    I didn’t give it more than a few seconds, but a quick regression of the 2008 polls against those other four variables finds that none of them are significant apart from the 2004 results.

  2. Gary says:

    This chart porn would’ve been a nice addition to your overview of the month of October, but it’s just been posted by the NYT: record volatility *ever*