Is this Britain’s worst bar chart?

6th May, 2012 1:27 pm

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A great spot by Chris Hughes, who has flagged up this bar chart in the Independent. It’s almost worthy of a Lib Dem leaflet…

 

 

  • EmmaGeraln

    That’s appalling!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001102865655 John Ruddy

    How on earth could the “others” have a bigger bar than Labour?

    • MonkeyBot5000

       This is why I complain when Mark doesn’t label his axes.

      I’ve been looking at that chart for five minutes now and I still can’t figure out what the scale is supposed to be.

      • Alexwilliamz

        Not a scale error, my guess is some jobsworth accidently put 194 into the spreadsheet and the innumerates who work in our media did not spot the error.

        • MonkeyBot5000

          194 would still give you a bar much close to the Others than it is in the graph.

          I think there might be an error in the Labour number and the Others number as the Others bar is more than twice the size of the Con bar when it should be less than twice.

          Either way, it’s sloppy work.

          • Alexwilliamz

            Hadn’t looked at the others bar that closely but yep. Dreadful work from a national newspaper.

  • http://theredandblackstork.wordpress.com/ Czarny kapturek

    I hope they’ve been let known of their error.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1557475545 Jack Bonner

    Rofl mao, what happened to the 1% in the London Mayoral contest? Surely it should actually read 52-48?

    • Harry

      No, it should read  51.5 – 48.5 (1 d.p.) and there’s your one percent.

      • Matt Wardman

         ‘Tis the Indy.

        The 1% don’t deserve representation…

  • Sir Bill Taylor

    Probably called a bar chart as that’s where it was drawn up?

  • Brumanuensis

    As Comic Book Guy from ‘The Simpsons’ might say: ‘Worst. Bar-Chart. Ever’.

  • Peter MacDonald

    Can such a thing be referred to the Electoral Commision?

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