The 2016 presidential race in accordance with Fb 'likes'

The 2016 presidential race according to Facebook 'likes'


The info-minded people over at FiveThirtyEight have teamed up with Fb to seek out out what elements of the nation help which candidate by way of an interactive map. Whereas FiveThirtyEight stresses that that is on no account a consultant pattern (Fb customers skew closely youthful, low-revenue and feminine, as an example), it is nonetheless fascinating to see the place candidates stack up when it comes to web page likes.

My yard of Kent County in Michigan has Republican neurosurgeon Ben Carson main the best way with 30 % of likes, Vermont Democrat Bernie Sanders with 29 % and priapic actual property mogul Donald Trump trailing at 17 %. However judging by the remainder of the map up above, that order is not far off from how the remainder of the nation is leaning.

But when likes translated on to votes, Sanders would probably beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton nationwide by a three:1 ratio, with Trump choosing up extra votes than Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio mixed.

You’ll be able to even additional drill down and examine candidates on a similar-celebration, state-by-state foundation as properly, do you have to so want. Once more, it is necessary to notice that this is not anyplace near being a scientific prediction of who will win the race for our nation’s prime workplace.

FiveThirtyEight says that one other issue enjoying into these numbers is that “just some individuals on Fb have favored a presidential candidate’s web page.” Which means, simply since you help a candidate, it doesn’t suggest you’ve got clicked the thumbs up.

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