Worldwide, many people were shocked by the outcome of the U.S. presidential election of 2016. It’s been just over one full year since Trump’s electoral win and, although the race between Trump and Clinton was close, many of the electoral polls forecasted Clinton as the likely winner of the 2016 election (Perez, 2016). While the outcome of said election left many data scientists confused, many social media analytics firms are claiming that their measurements would have been a much better predictor (Perez, 2016).
With the US Presidential election fast approaching, there has been an increase in social media tools and metrics being used along side political polls and pundits to predict who will be the next President of the United States. The use of social media to predict the election results is such a hot topic that it was even part of Seth… Read more »