One of the most common questions that pollsters ask is who you would vote for in a head to head match-up of the President versus a candidate. This viz uses the data from match-up polls in a number of states to generate different scenarios for counting up electoral votes in the 2012 Presidential race.
About this Viz
Use the drop-down menu to pick a candidate. Use the slider to adjust the poll win margin needed for claiming that state's electoral votes.
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