Google Trends Predicts Democratic Victory in Midterm Elections? October 12, 2006Posted by Unreasonable in Matters Democratic.
Using Google Trends I compared the number of searches for “democrat” to “republican” since January 2004, which is the entire history of the service. Suprisingly, I did find a change of trend. As you would expect, blue = democrat and red = republican:
“Republican” held a slight lead throughout 2004 foreshadowing the election victory in November:
“Republican” still dominated throughout 2005, but “democrat” narrowed the gap and led occasionally:
But starting in June 2006, “democrat” pulled into the lead and has not looked back:
Interestingly, “republican” led news references during the entire period and the gap is widening.