Who Needs Polls? Gauging Public Opinion from Twitter Data

@inproceedings{Oh2011WhoNP,
  title={Who Needs Polls? Gauging Public Opinion from Twitter Data},
  author={Haruki Oh and N. J. Wang},
  year={2011}
}
Twitter is a social network website where users post and read messages called tweets which by default are publicly available. Various aggregate analyses of tweets have been used to model things in many areas such as the stock market [1], earthquakes [2], and pandemics [3]. For this project, we generated various metrics from Twitter data to measure the presidential approval rating, economic confidence, and the generic Congressional ballot. Since precise public opinion is unknown, we used public… CONTINUE READING

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