Convention word cloud

If you read my WP piece, you would’ve seen reference to the fact that “Family(ies)” was the fourth most commonly used term at the parties’ conventions.  This was courtesy of a super-cool NYT interactive graphic where you can see how commonly major words were used and how these words were associated with each party.  E.g., Republicans talked way more about “Government” Democrats talked a similar disproportionate amount about “women” (despite Ann Romney’s embarrassing “I love you, women!”).  What’s especially cool is that if there’s a word not included, you can enter it in and get the results.  Definitely check it out– here’s a screen capture:

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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