This is a "tag cloud." The size of each word or term is proportional to the number of people who used it in response to the question: "What are the first three words that come to mind when you think about Barack Obama?"
SOURCE: Washington Post poll, conducted by telephone Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, among a random national sample of 1,007 adults. Field work conducted by ICR of Media, Pa. Sixty-nine percent of respondents mentioned at least one word to describe Barack Obama. The 39 most frequently mentioned words are shown. | The Washington Post - December 14, 2007