SOPA opposition surges

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: , , ,  |  Nathan Yau

ProPublica has been tracking members of Congress who oppose and support SOPA. You can view by party and chamber, and you can even sort by campaign contributions from movie, music, and television. Above shows the quick change from January 18 to 19.



  • One thing that I don’t like about this is that it lumps the two chambers together so you don’t get a real good sense of relative change. Sort of attached to that, there isn’t a category for undecideds which further blurs the ease of seeing the marginal shifts. Also, substantively, I imagine many people went from supporters to undecided but we wouldn’t know.

  • I realize that ProPublica just stitched two images together, but I think this lazy method failed to drive home the main point…who switched? Folks who switched should have been highlighted, either by highlighting the respective photos or by separating them slightly from the pack who didn’t change between the 18th and the 19th.


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