Election Day and Twitter

The Twitter Political Index tries to evaluate people’s feeling about the United States presidential candidates. There is loads of data science behind this calculation. Currently, it has Barack Obama in the lead with a score of 66, and Mitt Romney trailing with a score of 56.

Do you know of any other sites trying to predict the election by analyzing social media behavior?

P.S. If you live in the United States, now that you are done reading this post, please find some time to go vote.






2 responses to “Election Day and Twitter”

  1. Harsha Srivatsa Avatar

    Using Social Media analysis to decide on citizen and voter sentiment is all fine…. but is it representative of the population whether are connected on social media or not. I think the more interesting data science question is : what is the likely voter turnout for in person and absentee ballot?

    1. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      Those would be pretty good questions to answer. However, twitter has proven pretty good at predicting elections in other countries.

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