Data Visualizations Follow the Campaign Money

The cottage industry of political polling is approaching a fever pitch at the end of a long, tortuous U.S. presidential campaign. However, a better metric for gauging whom will win next Tuesday’s (Nov. 8) election may be “following the money,” as in which candidate is attracting the most political donations and from whom?

Among those tracking big- and small-money donors to the Clinton and Trump presidential campaigns is San Francisco-based MapD Technologies Inc., which said this week it has crunched U.S. data on campaign contributions back to 2001 to assemble visualizations of political funding trends.

Author: George Leopold


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