How Networked Insights Used Social Analytics to Predict the 2016 Election

by Luke Raad
November 10, 2016

The 2016 elections left the traditional pollsters reeling.  Going into the evening, most sources had Clinton winning by a landslide.  FiveThirtyEight gave her a conservative 71.8% chance of winning based on polling data, while other sources like the Huffington Post gave her a whopping 98% chance of taking the presidency.  

As Networked Insights kicked off its live coverage in partnership with Wired, they made a bold prediction.  Based on our data models and analysis of the conversation on social media, we saw that this was going to be a much tighter race, and predicted a potential electoral tie.  

How did we do it?  You can read the whole story here

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