Who is going to win in Montana’s elections on Tuesday? The PoliticIt team has set out to answer this question. Below you’ll find the PoliticIt election forecast. The forecast was generated by calculating It Scores for each of the politicians.
What is the It Score? The It Score measure’s a politician’s digital influence. So far the It Score has been used to predict election outcomes in more than 162 races with 87% accuracy (CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch). The candidate with the highest It Score will likely win on Tuesday. How is the It Score calculated? The It Score is calculated by collecting and analyzing massive amounts of data from what people are doing and saying in the internet, social networks, and in the real world. The data collected for the calculation of these It Scores is from June 1, 2012. To learn more about the It Score click here.
The It Score indicates that this is an intense race…especially among Democrats. Leading the pack with a slight lead we have Diane Smith closely followed by Franke Wilmer. The two have the exact same score indicating that it could really go either way on this one. On the Republican side it looks like Steve Daines will have the day.
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Josh Light is a co-founder of PoliticIt.