Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Google Trends as election predictor?

I don't claim to have done any significant analysis here -- in fact, there's not enough data here to draw any conclusions. However, I am struck by the Google Trends for "democrat" vs. "republican" in 2004 and 2006.

At the risk of tipping my hat as regards my hopes for the mid-term elections, I wonder if there is a correlation between Google Trends and election day results, or if 2004 was a one-off event.

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