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.