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US Poll Trackers – Live Dashboards Ooze Visualization Goodness

Posted on November 5th, 2008 in Cool Infographics & Data Visualizations - 0 comments

It is not an easy job to design dashboards for providing up to date information & insights about the most talked about election ever and these sites seem to have done fantastic job. Don’t take my word, just go see them in action.

Here is a list of live US poll trackers, dashboards that you might find amusing (and informative) on the election night.

CNN Election Tracker Dashboard

CNN Election Tracker Dashboard

CNN’s poll tracker dashboard is updated with both live data and CNN estimates, it automatically refreshes. The colors are bold and clear. Trust the leaders in the news to provide best visualizations
NY Times Popup Dashboard, slick and slim

NY Times Popup Dashboard, slick and slim

NY Times does a fantastic job with this pop up tracker which looks like a chat messenger window that update itself every 2 minutes. Pretty cool.

MSNBC Tracker, simple and elegant

MSNBC Tracker, simple and elegant

MSNBC election tracker page features this simple tracker. They also have a map based version with live data

NY Times awesome word cloud on how people feel

NY Times awesome word cloud on how people feel

This is not exactly a poll tracker, but a cool word cloud that shows how people are feeling at this point. Very creative and fun to watch. [via Flowing Data]

Yahoo Live Election Tracker, Colorful

Yahoo Live Election Tracker, Colorful

Yahoo live poll tracker is a flash based colorful widget that fetches the live data and shows it on the map along with coverage updates etc. on the sidebars.

Also see these 35 visualizations from on Obama vs. McCain in US Polls.

Watch out for more election coverage visualization goodness on Friday.

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