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.

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Written by fabiorojas

February 14, 2014 at 12:01 am

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  1. I am hard at work on ‘More Snapchats, More Votes?’ and ‘More Grindrs, More Votes?’.



    February 14, 2014 at 4:13 am

  2. @bork: Yo, I’m cutting out the middle man, bro. Check this out: “More Votes, More Votes? Likely Voters’ Candidate Preferences as a Quantitative Indicator of Political Behavior.” This is going to be revolutionar…wait…what? They’ve done that already…WHO has done that already!?! Oh well, back to “More Tinder, More Chlamydia?”


    Chris Trachomatis

    February 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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