Thursday, February 28, 2008

Be your own political pollster...

...with Google Trends! This post on Open Left asks whether Google Trends can be used to spot political momentum. The conclusion:

Conclusion: Google Trends probably does show momentum.

If you find yourself hovering over the refresh button waiting for the next poll to come out, try visiting Google Trends while you wait. It looks like, for the Democratic primaries so far at least, search volumes are pretty good predictors of who is gaining and who is not.

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