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