How can I analyse election results on Twitter?

Anonymous November 5, 2013

I need to compare two or three political candidates on Twitter to see how their activities (or their mentions) on Twitter predicted the election results.

The election has already been concluded, so I want to know if their Twitter usage that came before the election correlates and then predicts the results.


  1. dooba
    November 13, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Thanks Guy!

  2. Guy M
    November 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    You would need to search Twitter for their tweets and hashtags, and put the post times/dates into a spreadsheet. Then get information on their poll performance, with date and time information and put that in the spreadsheet as well. Graph the two, and then see if there is a correlation between Twitter activity and poll rates.