There is one question on the minds of every person interested in politics: Who is going to win Wisconsin’s recall election? Will it be the controversial Gov. Scott Walker whose agenda has attracted the attention of the entire nation, or will it be his primary contender Democrat Tom Barrett? 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 gubernatorial candidates.
What is an It Score? An 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 data indicates that Gov. Scott Walker will likely win the recall election over Democrat Tom Barrett.
PoliticIt provides election software for politicians and special interest groups. The software provides voter/donor micro-targeting in social networks, social media management, daily It Scores, competitor tracking, and digital influence tools. To sign up for your free trial please visit us at www.politicit.com/politicitcampaign.
Josh Light is a co-founder of PoliticIt.