more tweets, more votes – it works for google searches, too!
The phenomena reported in the original More Tweets/More Votes paper keeps getting replicated. Social Science Quarterly has a new paper that replicates the MTMV model by regressing Senate election vote shares on Google search traffic. The paper is called “Google Insights and U.S. Senate Elections: Does Search Traffic Provide a Valid Measure of Public Attention to Political Candidates?“, written by C. Douglas Swearingen and Joseph T. Ripberger. Here is the key scatter plot:
Looking forward to more of this research.