Because what immediately comes to mind when you think of GOP polling is … butt plugs?
These are 3D renderings of each GOP candidate’s vote-approval rating in this year’s presidential campaign.
They’re also functional sex toys.
Matthew Epler had run out of ideas when his telecommunications professor at New York University gave him the assignment of representing data in a way that doesn’t bore the average Joe to death.
That is, until an ad for butt plugs popped up on his computer — he swears he’s not a creep and was on a music site.
“The first thing that came to mind was, ‘Hey, that’s a line graph,’” Epler told The Huffington Post. “I found [in the butt plug] a way to represent data beyond just staring at a screen.”
A 3D graph idea was born. Epler took data from Gallup’s website and created line graphs reflecting the changes in voter approval for each GOP candidate: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Michelle Bachman and Rick Perry. He took the data to a sculptor who helped him design the molds.
The result: “Grand Old Party” butt plugs.
That big one on the left up there? Yeah, that’s called “The Romney”.