Check Out Some Interactive Tools To Help You Through the 2012 Election Season
These gadgets and tools may be able to help you decide on a presidential candidate.
Still undecided or just want to check out the different options? We've found a few interactive gadgets and tools to keep you informed and help you make some sense of the 2012 presidential political season.
- USA Today's Political Ad Tracker — YahooNews says campaign ads work mostly to confirm what voters already know, but one in 12 says they have changed their vote based on an ad — that's a significant number when addressing the "undecided" vote. USA Today, working with FactCheck.org, gives you an opportunity to view all the commercials, then rate them based on whether you believe them truthful or useful. FactCheck also offers an opinion of the ads and how they may have an impact on how you vote.
- There's An App for That — And here it is! The NY Times has created an app for iPhones and Android platforms so you don't miss a single thing.
- USA Today's Candidate Match Game — Through a series of questions you can figure out where President Obama and Governor Romney stand on issues and which are important to you and which are merely a "meh."
- The New York Times Electoral Map — This is a very cool, interactive state-by-state map in the primary red and blue colors that allows you to work through the different scenarios based on previous elections and upcoming trends.
- ProPublica's PAC Track — Who is giving how much to which candidate through nonprofit organizations? Not so very interactive, but some really interesting information for those who are prone to look intently at SuperPAC spending.
- 270toWin 2012 Presidential Map — Another state-by-state view of how the votes will fall to keep you updated as we get closer to the election.
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