Watch TargetPoint VP give an updated version of his Chart Wars presentation to the crowd at 2010's Personal Democracy Forum, where he does a quick walk through of what he considers to be some of the best political visualizations of the last year...
Last year, following Mark Buerhle's perfect game, we put together a measure that allowed us to quantify and rank Major League Baseball's perfect games. Now, with Dallas Braden's recent perfect game, we update the database to see how Braden's game measures up.
Braden's feat is still monumental and worthy of celebration - but compared to previous perfect games, Braden's pitching only put him as the next to last most perfect of them all, one step above Mark Buerhle's game last year which remains the least perfect of MLB's perfect games.
The measure is a composite score of an adjusted pitch count and strikeouts. Why? Well, there are two paths to a truly perfect game...
The findings below are taken from our exit poll of attendees of the Tax Day Tea Party in Washington DC. Full data and analysis can be found here, and you can take our quiz here to see how you measure up to the Tea Party.
Concern over taxes is overwhelmed by anger over healthcare reform and the growth of our debt and government; meanwhile social issues, especially gay marriage, are pushed to the bottom of the list.
The issues that engendered the highest levels of anger echoed the signs and speakers of the event: healthcare reform (76% extremely angry), debt (74%), government intrusion into personal lives (73%), the growth of government (69%), bailouts (66%), and the stimulus (64%).
While 76% of Tea Party attendees are extremely angry about healthcare reform, just 13% say it is the issue they are most angry about. Instead,
TargetPoint Consulting engaged with a global energy company to help them identify and mobilize Long Island citizens in support of the development of a processing terminal off the Eastern Coast of the United States.
In 2004, TargetPoint engaged with a United States Senate candidate who ran what many considered a “perfect” campaign for the United States Senate in 2002 – yet he came up a tiny handful of votes short.
TargetPoint Consulting engaged with a Fortune 25 company to help them identify and mobilize senior citizens who agreed with the company’s stance on various issues for communication, education and motivation.