Depicting EU referendum turnout

YouGov’s Joe Twyman wrote an interesting and insightful piece a couple of weeks ago setting out how the result of the EU referendum debate will hinge on turnout. As is the often the way, Joe’s time had to be focused on the writing and analysis rather than the data visualisation, and as a result his infographic is a little confusing:


I decided I’d have a go at depicting the data myself. I came up with three variants below – which do you think is best?

Variant 1 – simple colour coding

YouGov rankings v1-01

Variant 2 – colour gradient spaghetti lines

YouGov rankings v2-01

Variant 3 – proportional scatter chart

YouGov rankings v3-01

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