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.
- The White House defended rolling back Obama-era transgender protections, with Sean Spicer repeatedly insisting it's a "states' rights issue."
- Recreational marijuana needs "greater enforcement" of federal law, said Spicer, pitting the White House against eight states that legalized its use.
- Beyoncé has pulled out of performing at Coachella, citing doctors' advice about keeping a less rigorous schedule while pregnant 🐝😭
- Indiana police released chilling audio in the case of two teens found dead in the woods: a voice captured on one of their phones saying "down the hill."