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Will Sanders Supporters Jump Ship for Trump? Fine-grained Analysis of Twitter Followers

@article{Wang2016WillSS,
  title={Will Sanders Supporters Jump Ship for Trump? Fine-grained Analysis of Twitter Followers},
  author={Yu Wang and Yang Feng and Xiyang Zhang and Richard G. Niemi and Jiebo Luo},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1605.09473}
}
In this paper, we study the likelihood of Bernie Sanders supporters voting for Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton. Building from a unique time-series dataset of the three candidates' Twitter followers, which we make public here, we first study the proportion of Sanders followers who simultaneously follow Trump (but not Clinton) and how this evolves over time. Then we train a convolutional neural network to classify the gender of Sanders followers, and study whether men are more likely to… 

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