3.6-times as many former congressional staffers turned health care lobbyists and their immediate connections have network ties closer to former President Bush, than to current President Obama.
The connections in the network map shown below, and used for the analysis above, include people and organizations (e.g. corporate, not-for-profit, public, etc.) the people have been identified with.
- 53% have equidistant path lengths between both Obama and Bush
- All are 0.45 links closer to Bush, on average
- Minimum distance of 6 in distance to Obama + to Bush
- Maximum difference of 4 in path lengths to Obama compared with to Bush
The two easily identified clusters are close to Obama (lower left) and Bush (upper right). Red dots are former staffers from the LittleSis.org list, and hollow dots are their other relationships.
And, not surprisingly the relationship distribution follows a power-law. Or, as indicated in this log-scale histogram, a Poisson distribution.