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Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama's job approval polling numbers, at times, seem to follow seasonal trends. He usually loses ground in the summer, particularly in August. In winter, however, he usually gains ground. This year Obama seems likely to repeat this pattern, if December's numbers are any indication.

This Chart Sums Up The Burrito's Fatal Flaw

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.07.2014 | Taste

Keep fighting the fight, burrito.

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has gained back all the ground he had lost and then some (well, "and then a little bit more" would be more accurate...). He still hasn't quite made it back to where his poll numbers were before the Obamacare website rollout, but if the trendlines continue in May, he is at least within reach of this goal for the first time since October.

How to Lie With Data Visualization

Ravi Parikh | Posted 06.17.2014 | Technology
Ravi Parikh

Data visualization is one of the most important tools we have to analyze data. But it's just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. Let's see how this works in practice.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama's job approval polling was down a bit last month, ending three months of positive news. He didn't slip back much, but the reversal does bring up a serious question: is Obama stuck in a "new normal" of job approval numbers in the low-40s range?

Eerie 1929 Chart Is Scaring Wall Street

Chris Wang | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Chris Wang

Last December, a chart began circulating among Wall Street trading desks that drew parallels between 1929 and today. This chart is obviously frightening as the market fell over 40 percent in one month back in 1929. So should you sell everything?

2013's Most Important Charts

Economic Policy Institute | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business

This post originally appeared on As we say goodbye to 2013, the economy is still failing ordinary workers. What is being done to make it...

4 Right-Wing Talking Points Demolished By Charts

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

With the possibility of the government defaulting on its debt looming, it's worth critically examining some of the more popular far-right talking points.

Mark Gongloff

The Totally Unfair Financial Crisis Recovery, In 12 Charts | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business

The financial crisis was hell for pretty much everybody, rich or poor. But the recovery that has followed has not been nearly as fair. Wall Street,...

The TV Doctor Pain Assessment Tool: Rating the Best and Worst TV MDs Ever | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy

Here's a guide for the amount of pain you're about to experience when in the, um, "care" of each of these sometimes certified physicians. Basically, just avoid Dr. Nick.

Jason Linkins

Michele Bachmann's Legislative Accomplishments In One Chart | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

All the haters who say that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has a "thin legislative resume" are totally forgetting that time she sponsored H.R. 923 (1...

Disalmanac's Best Charts of the Past Month (PICTURES)

Scott Bateman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

The Disalmanac Tumblr is the web home for charts packed with fact-like facts! Here are a few of the best from the past month or so.

Sideboob or Not Sideboob?

The Soup | Posted 06.05.2013 | Comedy
The Soup

We've clearly gotten way too casual as a nation about our definition of what does and does not constitute sideboob. To help, we compiled a chart of the different kinds of boob potentially visible in celebrity photos.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama lost almost all the ground he had gained late in the 2012 election season. He hit a new low in approval and a new high in disapproval for his second term, as the honeymoon bounce completely evaporated.

That's Not How Fractions Work

Posted 03.14.2013 | Comedy

And apparently 0% goes to the graphics department. Thanks to Redditor anona_Mouse for spotting this one. ...

How You REALLY Spend Your Time On Facebook

Posted 03.05.2013 | Comedy

Sure, sites like Facebook may be called social networks, but we all know you're on there to see who's paying attention to you. PICTURE: Via...

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2012

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is currently enjoying not only a vacation with his family in Hawai'i, but also a "second honeymoon" with the public at large. If history is any guide, the fiscal cliff deal could create another wave of approval on top of the "second honeymoon."

The 23 Funniest Pop Culture Charts

Posted 01.03.2013 | Comedy

Anyone out there who says math isn't fun obviously hasn't heard of the pop culture chart yet. Whether it's a Venn Diagram, a bar graph, or just you...

CHART: The Taxonomy Of Sh*t

Posted 10.08.2012 | Comedy

This chart by illustrator Stephen Wildish should be shot into space so extraterrestrial life really gets us before they come here. Click image to ...

Why You Aren't Getting Anything Done

Posted 09.17.2012 | Comedy

It's no secret that getting stuff accomplished can be easier said than done, especially on a Monday. But what's standing in our way? What's keeping...

Obama Poll Watch -- November, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This month Obama poll watchers got some good news, and some bad news. This was capped off by the Washington punditocracy making a stupid comparison between polling for Obama and Carter.

Jason Linkins

Business Insider Uses Charts To Elucidate Precisely Why There Is An 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.12.2011 | Media

I daresay that after having to negotiate the piffle-marm from the editors of the New Republic, this piece from Henry Blodget over at Business Insider,...

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Program Note: Last month, we ran this column four days before the end of May, due to travel plans. We promised we'd update the preliminary numbers i...

CHART: How Tracy Morgan Can Make Things Right

Posted 08.15.2011 | Comedy

When an audience member at one of Tracy Morgan's recent stand-up shows took to Facebook to say he went on a terrible, homophobic rant, some people did...

Obama Poll Watch -- May, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"What a difference a death makes." President Obama announced at the very beginning of the month that Osama bin Laden was dead, and his poll numbers reacted almost immediately.