The Twitter Score is calculated by subtracting the number of negative tweets from the number of positive tweets about a politician. This determines if the overall chatter on Twitter was negative or positive.
Intrade is a website where people can bet real money towards the probability of a politician achieving some event. The event that we tracked was the probability of an individual GOP candidate winning the GOP nomination. If a representative’s price declines during the debate then that means individuals who are betting on Intrade believe that the politician is less likely to win the GOP nomination.
The Chart below shows how much time each candidate was allowed to speak by the CBS debate moderators.
The debate winner is selected utilizing the following methodology. Candidates who finished in the top of a category are given 8 points and candidates who finish at the bottom are given 1 point. Total points are added together to calculate which candidate won the debate. For instance, if Barack Obama had the highest Twitter Score but the lowest Intrade score then he would receive 9 points total.