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« on: February 11, 2009, 02:48:01 pm »

It's about time somebody cut a map based on the random states provided in this thread so far:


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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 11:35:31 am »

The last that I saw, Alabama had a net negative rating for Obama. That deserves a different color.

The forum standard for maps of this kind is green for positive and red for negative.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 12:01:54 pm »
« Edited: March 25, 2009, 12:12:57 pm by Joe Republic »

People can differentiate red for Obama from red for disapproval, just like we did with the various maps of gubernatorial and senatorial approval maps that were made in the past.

I didn't mention this sooner because (a) I hadn't seen it; and (b) I thought Alabama was giving a tied rating.  Now I know differently, I just wanted to point it out to you so other people won't make a similar mistake. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 04:36:03 pm »

Its okay to criticize the pres, America.

But wait, I thought conservatives taught us it was unpatriotic to do so?
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 06:39:04 pm »

Does anyone want me to start making a map?

A few rules I would follow:

1. All polls must be approval, not favorability

2. No Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor polls

3. No internal polls

Sounds good to me, although I'd ask you to bring back the traditional forum standard of green=approve, red=disapprove.  I think we're mostly intelligent enough to differentiate that from Democratic red.
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 08:52:07 pm »

Great job, Rowan.  Any chance of shading?  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 06:08:27 am »

I prefer the Yellow for negative states, Red just doesn`t seem to fit.

Red and green is the way it's always been done for approval and referenda maps.  Just like the red-blue scheme that the Atlas has always used, it makes far more sense this way.
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 06:12:28 am »

I can't get Maine and Nebraska to not show up. The rest are all good though.

Here you go:


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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 09:50:11 am »

Gracias, Smiley.

What did you do to the code to get it like that?

I changed the '2008' near the beginning of the code to '1964'; one of only two election years (the other being 1968, which works the same way) in which D.C. appears, and Maine's districts don't show up.  (They started using their system from 1972 onwards.)
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 08:30:53 pm »

Look, let's just leave it to RowanBrandon.  He knows what he's doing.
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2009, 06:45:18 pm »

Why is pbrower still posting maps?
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2009, 07:32:33 pm »
« Edited: December 29, 2009, 07:36:50 pm by Joe Republic »

Why is pbrower still posting maps?

Because I want to, and I can.

Fair enough.  In which case, I guess the button is the best way forward.  Sorry, but you brought it upon yourself.
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2010, 02:00:25 pm »

Caddell is renowned for being the Democrats' Debbie Downer.  You know that, J. J.
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2010, 10:10:43 pm »

Guys, just because he posts in this thread all the time doesn't mean you can't put him on ignore.  Trust me, it makes things much easier.
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2010, 06:38:38 pm »

NOTE: I can't get the Maine/Nebraska lettering to work:

Change the year near the start of the code from 2008 to 1964.
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2011, 09:22:53 am »

I don't understand - Obama is only leading Romney by 3 and Huckabee by 1, yet you're giving North Carolina a 5-9.9% shade.

You're still reading pbrower2a's posts, after all this time?  Huh
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2011, 06:41:03 pm »

So roughly the same proportion of people who voted for John McCain are now claiming to be worse off under Obama?  Who'da thunk it?
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2011, 10:58:46 pm »
« Edited: September 27, 2011, 06:20:26 am by Mr. Morden »

I am no longer updating this map.

Thank.  Smurf.
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