How 2012 stacks up: The worst graph on record?

by Andrew Gelman on January 8, 2013 · 32 comments

in Environmental Politics,Methodology

Pat Egan sends along this monstrosity:

It would be a fun exercise for your methods class to find all the problems with the above plot.

I’m really glad to have it out there, though. Next time we mock Fox News for one of its ridiculous graphs, we can point to this even worse image for partisan balance.

P.S. They also supply a clean time series, lower down on the page:

Pretty scary, actually.

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