The infographics use data from Engage’s Trendsetter app, a tool that cross-references polling data with influence and page “likes” from Facebook. Engage measures turnout by affinity toward politics and politicians, assuming that the more likely you are to “like” a politician of any party on Facebook, the more probable it is you’ll vote on Nov. 6.
In the week leading up to the election, Engage is rolling out 12 infographics with BuzzFeed that break down what your preferences — for food and alcohol, television and books, movies and games — say about your politics. Wednesday we started with food, and Thursday we continued with TV shows and networks.
- Rick Perry, who famously wanted to abolish the Energy Department, said at his confirmation hearing to lead the Energy Department he now rejects "recommending its elimination."
- Vladimir Putin has used KGB tactics to seize on a rift between the US and Turkey, an effort to expand Russia's influence and divide NATO.
- Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, defended at his confirmation hearing using offshore tax shelters, saying it was an inevitable result of current tax codes.
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