Monday, June 18, 2012
Polygraph Media: Romney, Pick Marco Rubio!
What does Facebook have to do with the upcoming Presidential elections? Well, apparently, you can use data from the popular social networking site to help you pick a vice presidential running mate--at least, according to Austin's Polygraph Media. Polygraph, the startup founded by Chris Treadaway, said it churned through a "deep analysis" of Facebook performance of eight, front running Republican Vice President candidates. The conclusion? Republic Candidate Mitt Romney ought to pick Marco Rubio, who is U.S. Senator for Florida. Polygraph said its analysis used Facebook metrics like fan count, percentage of "likes", pro or negative "Romney" posts, and pace of Facebook fan acquisitions to pick Rubio as the best candidate for Romney. The firm compared the Facebook response to Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels, Jim Demint, Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Rob Portman and Marco Rubio in its experiment.