As the data journalism site FiveThirtyEight is beefing up its 2020 coverage, it recently started using a new ‘five-corner diagram’ to compare the estimated potential of the Democratic primary contestants.
Every corner of the diagram represents a specific portion of the Democratic electorate, which gives us a visual mapping of each candidates’ political capital. Of course, all this is purely subjective analysis but the approach is carefully explained by the outlet (including why they moved from a previous ‘five circle’ approach).
And, as always, FiveThirtyEight is maintaining a coherent art direction across all its platforms, including social media.
The Democratic presidential contender who looks best according to the coalition-building model is probably California Sen. Kamala Harris, who potentially has strength with all 5 groups of essential Democratic voters. https://t.co/6afskeLb1c pic.twitter.com/bhN2bflZeO
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) 15 janvier 2019