This viz was created before the 2012 Election to showcase Federal Budget deficits and surpluses, as well as the % of GDP the budget represented, over time. An additional view of presidential popularity was also provided along the same timeline. No correlation is implied. It is interesting to now the extreme volatility of popularity as well as the limited number of Presidents who enjoyed an increase over time. The viz provides insight as to the effects of historical events, such as wars and economic fluctuations may affect popularity.