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If I Were Hiring A National Political Consultant...

...I'd prefer someone with a near-perfect score on this:

perfectamerica.gif

Something above 80%, at least, with a low average distance error. I think I lucked out with a perfect score on the first try. It would be more difficult if you had to begin with Kansas or Colorado or Tennessee or Kentucky. Incidentally, I had no idea I was being timed.

Posted by Will Franklin · 16 September 2005 05:40 PM

Comments

I thought it was a little too touchy on the placement (I got Texas "wrong" because of a sloppy drag-and-drop). And yes, it's brutal to get those interior states first.

90% | avg error: 20mi | 210sec

Posted by: a4g at September 16, 2005 06:37 PM

Yeah, I was being probably too precise with my drags and drops. You can be a little off and it will still count.

Posted by: Will Franklin at September 16, 2005 06:40 PM

92% |Avg Error 10 mi | 284 sec
A little too sensitive on Delaware!

Posted by: Berps at September 17, 2005 02:25 AM

92% Avg Error 8 mi 258 sec

SOBs gave me Kentucky to start , followed by South Dakota...

J.

Posted by: Jay Tea at September 17, 2005 04:41 AM

I'm a moron. 79%, but a good bunch of them were because I slipped and hit the right mouse button. Sill, I'd say really 85% would describe me well.

Embarrassing. While I could write the program to actually DO this, I couldn't tell you where the states go.

Posted by: Sharp as a Marble at September 17, 2005 07:35 AM

Hmm, 68%, Average error 136 miles, 487 seconds.

But I'm an Australian, so I reckon I deserve to be cut a little slack =P

Really educational, though. I liked it!

Posted by: Korgmeister at September 17, 2005 09:15 AM

90%, 12 mi avg. error, 274 sec. I got hosed - my second state was Idaho, and I missed, as Harry Doyle says, "just a bit outside." I also got hosed with Arkansas with nothing else around it.

Posted by: Giacomo at September 17, 2005 10:10 PM

You might also like these Electoral College Map Quizzes:

http://www.tommcmahon.net/electoralcollege/index.html

Posted by: Tom McMahon at September 18, 2005 08:10 PM