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Bing breaks down searches for U.S. presidential candidates with Search Wave

On the eve of the 2016 U.S. presidential election's big "Super Tuesday" of 11 state primary and caucus elections on March 1, Microsoft has added a new feature to its Bing search engine called Search Wave. It's designed to show users detailed search data on each of the remaining candidates.

Bing Search Wave

Microsoft stated:

You may follow all the reports about where the candidates stand through polls, interviews and rallies, but if you want to get an even closer look at how the contenders are capturing the attention of the nation, try Search Wave. Powered by Bing Predicts, Search Wave is a window into public search interest for each candidate. It breaks down candidate searches by state, age and gender so giving a unique view at how the candidates are stacking up. See the top-searched candidates at a glance, plus the age and gender breakdowns for these searches. Filter by top Republicans or Democrats and look at a state-by-state breakdown. You can also examine individual candidates in detail.

Microsoft says that Search Wave does not collect or use any personal information in these reports. In addition, the Bing Predicts team has offered its pick for "Super Tuesday" It believes Donald Trump will win 10 out of the 11 states, losing only Texas, the home state of fellow candidate Ted Cruz. Hillary Clinton is also predicted by Bing to win 10 out of the 11 states on March 1, losing only Vermont, the home state of Bernie Sanders.

Source: Microsoft

18 Comments
  • Perfect choice of colors for each candidate!!!
  • Lol what happened to them. +640/Win10
  • Shades of orange?
  • The sample for this is going to be very skewed. Any survey has to factor in who is more likely to participate. Something with these methods is going to pick up more people comfortable with tech, which will probably have implications for both age and education level.
  • So the young people are going for Trump and Bernie?
  • Probably just Bernie. Hillary has very very little appeal with young kids.
  • Could anyone explain how do the elections in US happen? I thought it was straightforward as just voting for a candidate and the guy with the max votes wins. What's all this caucus? And do you guys vote for Democrats and Republicans separately?
  • Hopefully someone can expand on this, but I'm pretty sure the caucuses are to vote for who will represent the Democratic and the Republican parties in November for the presidential elections. I'm not sure if it's the same for candidates who aren't Democrats or Republicans.
  • Who votes here, the people or the members of the parties?
  • You have to win so many delegates to win the nomination for your party. I'm not exactly sure how the popular vote effects how many delegates are rewarded. Looks like it will be Trump vs Hillary...
  • Each state is different on the delegates they give some states give more than others mainly the states that have the more population give out more delegates. And some states..... during the Democrat and Republican nominations the states are either winner-take-all and they give all the delegates to whoever won the state or some states give out a portion of the delegates and how many votes you got. Then t Republican nominee gets elected and then the Democratic nominee gets elected then them go head to head. And during a presidential election it's a winner take all.... but you can technically have the popular vote the most votes but if you didn't win the states that have the most delegates you could actually lose the presidential nomination..... but really in all honesty Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Texas, California, decide who the president's going to be. Since they have the most electorial votes they give a candidate. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Don't forget about the superdelegates.
  • There are primary elections first (which are called caucuses in some states; spiritually and functionally same). Registered members of the parties take part in these elections and vote for their candidate of choice (so that he or she may represent their party in the general election). Based on number of votes in the primaries, the people running for president are awarded delegates. The candidate from each party with the highest number of primary delegates is then nominated for a head-on 1:1 election in which everyone (general public) votes between 2 candidates, Democrat or Republican. This makes sure there's only one person representing the party in the final elections. Primaries and caucuses are simply preliminaries.
  • Slight correction - in some states any registered voter can vote in primaries for both major parties. You do not need to be a registered member of the party or any party. These are known as "open primaries."
  • Only 2 parties allowed? And both are the same..
  • To complicate this more, the guy with the max votes does not necessarily win. In the US, citizens of a State go vote in November to decide which Presidential candidate will get thier state's electoral votes.  So, we don't vote directly for our President, but rather we vote to tell our State how to vote for the President.  This goes back to the United States being, well, the United STATES in which the states have some degree of autonomy, so we don't actually have "national" elections but just all vote on the same day. To further complicate things there are 538 electoral votes divied up between the states depending on population.  Each state has at least 3, but some states like California and Texas have a huge amount relative to other states as they are the most populus states.  So candidates will focus only on large swing states in their campaigns and probably never travel to many of the states that are considered locked or with few electoral votes. I, for instance, live in Texas.  Texas has a lot of electoral votes (34), but Texas is in recent times considered a lock for the Republican Party so the candidates barely bother with Texas even though it is large.  And for me that means that it doesn't really matter who I vote for, really, as probably the Republican will win.  Last time I voted for some unknown candidate just to show my disgust with the whole thing. Fun stuff.
  • There's no vote in 'democratic' party 'primary'. 30% of delegates are unelected and this 30% will support Hillary because of neocons/big banks. With rigged system like this Sanders has no chances.
  • I use Bing on my phone mostly.