Quantcast

Twitter Will Gauge Voter Sentiment in New Venture: Will Twitter Call the Next Election?

Daryl 2012/08/01 18:00:00
You!
Add Photos & Videos

NATIONALJOURNAL.COM reports:
The new measure of voter sentiment comes as increased costs and decreased reliability of traditional telephone polls encourage new approaches.
sentiment increased costs decreased reliability traditional telephone polls encourage approaches

Read More: http://nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campa...

Add a comment above

Top Opinion

  • Daryl 2012/08/01 17:29:36
    No
    Daryl
    +10
    Unlikely. Polling accurately is a difficult.

    I prefer a large sample and averaging all polls together.

    poll average

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest
Opinions

  • james.b... txpatriot 2012/08/05 08:36:57
    james.bowman.146
    Why is God such a child that he needs people to believe in him? I find it likely that if there is a God, that he would be upset if we didn't question Him. He gave us the brains to do it.
  • txpatriot james.b... 2012/08/05 14:02:02
    txpatriot
    You've got it the other way around...it's the child that needs to believe in Him. He gave us the brains to reason and ask why. I'm not well read in the Bible, but on a daily basis I feel his blessings and love for me. I tried it the other way around and was greatly tested when I lost my husband, sister and brother to disease in the space of 3 years. It was my faith in Him and knowing they were in Heaven in total peace and good health that got me through the pain. When my husband dierd, I was with him. The moment he died, he opened his eyes and peace came to him and those around holding our hands and praying. The nights I laid in bed crying and praying for them, I felt His love and kindness. I am not the one to ask why for we all will die. It's the way it is. The love and faith I have in God and Jesus sustain me through the tough times. Without Him, I am nothing, but through Him, I can be all things.
  • ScatterJoy! 2012/08/03 17:21:06
    Yes
    ScatterJoy!
    +1
    Twitter will surpass Facebook, the same way Facebook surpassed MySpace. And something will come along to surpass Twitter. But one thing will always remain - people with opinions will find a way to make them heard online.
  • Flamingolady 2012/08/03 17:17:14
  • V~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/03 16:51:54
    No
    V~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Telephone service is nearly universal, but most people won't answer a survey. A much smaller percentage of the population has Twitter. I doubt either group can accurately represent the voting population.

    The poll that really works is the "Weekly Reader" mock election. Kids tend to vote the same way their parents do. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    "The poll has now been conducted 14 times, most recently in 2008, and the students have voted for the person who became president 13 out of 14 times; the exception was in 1992, when George H.W. Bush garnered more votes than Bill Clinton. Third-party candidate Ross Perot, whose presence on the national ballot was important during the actual election, was not on the Weekly Reader ballot that year."
  • cat 2012/08/03 15:25:47
    No
    cat
    +1
    Lots of people don't use it......
  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/08/03 12:53:28
    No
    Elaine Magliacane
    +3
    Very few people my age bother with twitter... me included.
  • 098765 2012/08/03 12:01:17
  • RicardoCabeza 2012/08/03 08:50:24
    No
    RicardoCabeza
    +1
    Deibold will determine this one too.
  • Sebastiaan Oosterveld 2012/08/03 06:22:46
    Yes
    Sebastiaan Oosterveld
    Yes, and Facebook, Kickstarter.. the InternetZZZ
  • Michael 2012/08/03 04:31:32
    No
    Michael
    +2
    The "demographics" of Twitter must be taken in to account. WHO DOES THAT? It i way loaded to a "certain" segment, not a cross section of registered, seasoned, voters! Can you guess, yes I am seasoned, many times over and never Twittered.
  • Sebasti... Michael 2012/08/03 06:23:25
    Sebastiaan Oosterveld
    Dinosaurs must die
  • LisaSmith Sebasti... 2012/08/03 17:59:49
    LisaSmith
    They already did.
  • Sebasti... LisaSmith 2012/08/06 13:23:30
    Sebastiaan Oosterveld
    I mean the baby boomers and their offspring. I use dinos as a metafor.. do I need to spill out everything.
  • LisaSmith Sebasti... 2012/08/06 15:55:37 (edited)
  • Sebasti... LisaSmith 2012/08/08 10:21:54
    Sebastiaan Oosterveld
    The revolution already started, boyo. You are too blind to see. It is too late for you. First Tunesia, then Egypt, Syria.. Greece will be next. Then the world will be in chaos. Goodbye
  • LisaSmith Sebasti... 2012/08/09 03:51:50
    LisaSmith
    I see what the hell is going on and I am ready. I am armed and stocked up on food and water. Are you ready is the question?
  • Sebasti... LisaSmith 2012/08/11 13:32:29
    Sebastiaan Oosterveld
    Im locked up in a madhouse. Diagnoses: Psychoses... Im already in HELL!
  • LisaSmith Sebasti... 2012/08/11 16:02:20
    LisaSmith
    You have my sympathy in that case.
  • DavidK 2012/08/03 04:27:03
    Yes
    DavidK
    +1
    Most welfare and liberals don't follow the news to vote in this poll. As for those that do, Twitter will call it and so will the majority of Americans.
  • jumpboots 187th PIR 2012/08/03 04:17:25
    No
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    +2
    The liberals will flood twitter.......Dumb.
  • Sebasti... jumpboo... 2012/08/03 06:24:17
    Sebastiaan Oosterveld
    The republicans will freeze them
  • jumpboo... Sebasti... 2012/08/03 18:53:51
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    Say what?
  • Sebasti... jumpboo... 2012/08/05 18:28:45
    Sebastiaan Oosterveld
    I say.. yes we can!
  • jumpboo... Sebasti... 2012/08/05 20:28:44
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    Really!!!!!!!
  • katelynn 2012/08/03 04:01:19
    Yes
    katelynn
    +1
    That is lame
  • zbacku 2012/08/03 03:55:59
    No
    zbacku
    +2
    There are MILLIONS that do not have a Twitter account.
  • cnsharp 2012/08/03 02:50:19
    No
    cnsharp
    +1
    A lot of people don't have a twitter and even those that do might not even choose to comment about politics. Everybody has opinions we can't call a winner by counting the number of people that chose to tweet that opinion.
  • Muriel 2012/08/03 02:06:43
    Yes
    Muriel
    +1
    I don't under estimate the possibility.
  • Diddley Squat 2012/08/03 00:08:29
    No
    Diddley Squat
    +5
    If it's open to everybody with a Twitter account, there's no way to determine who is being counted. Could be a 13-year-old in India.
  • Kingarthurup 2012/08/03 00:05:15
    No
    Kingarthurup
    +4
    LOL... like lady Goo Goo and Snookie vote!...LOL
  • Steven Hahn 2012/08/03 00:04:17
    No
    Steven Hahn
    +7
    For too long, we have allowed the media to convince us that the polls show one thing or another. It's high time to get off our dead butts and actually do some research rather than allowing a 30 second sound byte to sway us one way or another. President Obama has my vote all the way. Take that twitter.
  • mind-pilot 2012/08/03 00:03:42
    Yes
    mind-pilot
    +2
    Let's hope. With all the suspected rigging of the elections impending, let's let them keep an honest, up to date meter going, so, when, all the sudden there's a surge in counted votes in an area where it's highly unlikely that such a surge would occur we get to know immediately. Keep an eye on the Diebold machines too, oh, they are changing that so keep an eye on all phases of election corruption.
  • Saye Saye 2012/08/02 23:46:55
    No
    Saye Saye
    +3
    That is so dumb ass.
  • dzzshadz 2012/08/02 23:32:09
    No
    dzzshadz
    +2
    No , it will not have any barring on the election.
  • Ardwin_Viesheight 2012/08/02 23:24:08
    No
    Ardwin_Viesheight
    +4
    Not even close to everyone in the us has a twitter.
  • Proggy 2012/08/02 23:03:19
    No
    Proggy
    +3
    LOL!!! This is funny. First, people who pay attention to daily polls are either bored or are pundits for a living. Secondly, polling is very far from a perfect science. Third and not least, polling BEFORE the presidential and vice presidential debates is pretty obsolete.
  • The Bee Guy 2012/08/02 22:24:01
    No
    The Bee Guy
    +1
    I could about tell you as we near the day to vote what the outcome will be, by how the liberal press controls the entertainment minded fools of this nation.
  • TruXter 2012/08/02 21:59:07
    No
    TruXter
    +5
    I have more than one twitter account.
  • Boo 2012/08/02 21:46:43
    Yes
    Boo
    +1
    Probably.

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

Living

2014/10/02 16:31:49

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals