Can anyone stop Trump? So far the answer to that question is a resounding no as his support continues to grow.
Trump has commanding leads in Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Vermont heading into Tuesday's vote. That's not to say it is lining up to be a clean sweep though. Oklahoma and Wyoming provide Ted Cruz a glimmer of hope while Marco Rubio looks strong enough to make Virginia interesting. Also of note is John Kasich running second in Massachusetts. A strong showing could keep him in the race until Ohio where he is providing a strong challenge to Trump.
We're going to wait until tomorrow to look at the Texas numbers to see if Ted Cruz can hold off a charging Donald Trump in the Lone Star State and, as with the Democrats, we'll also update any states where we see significant changes.
We covered the south yesterday so we'll head further north today to see what a number of states have in store for the Democrats on Tuesday.
If you are Bernie Sanders, you are looking north for some good news as it looks like a Clinton sweep is in the cards down south.
We do see Sanders performing well in a number of states as he has strong leads in Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and his home state of Vermont. The races to watch will be Massachusetts (currently 56-44 Sanders) and for a potential surprise, there is a chance that Virginia could be better for Sanders than expected based on the current Support Index.
We'll update any last minutes swings tomorrow because as we all know, things can change quickly - especially when your polling software is running 24/7 like it does here at Eyesover.
As we look at the Support Index numbers for the Republicans in the Southeast, Super Tuesday is Donald Trump's to lose.
What is interesting about these numbers is the changes since the Republican debate on Thursday. For example, on Friday, the Arkansas numbers were 36, 32, 27 for Trump, Rubio and Cruz respectively while Alabama was 47, 28, 18 . Over the past two days there has been a significant swing towards Trump in these States.
Overall, it looks very positive for Trump but the volatility on the Republican side could mean big swings in the vote as we close in on Tuesday.
As Super Tuesday quickly approaches, let's take a look at some of the Southeastern states and what is shaping up. We'll start with the Democrats and post the Republican outlook later today.
But before we get to the numbers, we always want to be clear what they represent. The Eyesover Support Index is produced from various frequency of mentions and public sentiment measurements the Eyesover system calculates as it monitors online issues. We aggregate the data for individual candidates to create an online support index, which we have found to be quite comparable to the percentage of votes each candidate will receive in an election. It is the same data we create to analyze issues that surround businesses or other entities in order to give them a solid understanding of these issues that can impact their day to day operations.
Back to the numbers, South Carolina gave Hillary Clinton a resounding win, the magnitude of which was unexpected. A significant swing in support to Clinton on Saturday now seems to be repeating itself in the Southeastern Super Tuesday states.
Overall, the Southeast looks to be very strong for Clinton and this momentum is carrying over into the national numbers where she now has an eight point lead over Sanders.
Well, it's that time again. The US Primaries and Caucuses are on and Eyesover is ready to monitor the opinions of Americans and identify the key issues in each of the key races.
Just as we did during the Canadian Election last fall (that we called quite accurately if we do say so ourselves...), we'll be using the Eyesover system to analyze online opinions and issues and then produce an estimate of the vote share each candidate will receive.
Our first race is tonight's South Carolina Democratic Primary and we see a good night ahead for Hillary Clinton as we are projecting a 57.4 - 42.6 advantage for her over Bernie Sanders.
Tonight will be a good warmup for Super Tuesday which we'll be discussing over the next few days so stay tuned!
Well, it is official. After researching and developing the Eyesover system in the Intelligent and Adaptive Systems Research Group laboratory at the University of New Brunswick for the past couple of years, Eyesover has a new office!
We are now located in the NRC Building on the UNB campus where the next stage of research and development on the Eyesover system will take place.
We are excited as we start this next phase of Eyesover Technologies and will keep you posted on some exciting projects we are currently working on.