Google Searches and the U.S. Presidential Election: What the Polls May Have Missed

Google Searches and the U.S. Presidential Election: What the Polls May Have Missed

Emily Halford 26/10/2020 14
Google Searches and the U.S. Presidential Election: What the Polls May Have Missed



Searches for Biden Trump vs Trump Biden


I’ve pulled out values for our swing states in the following table:


Searches for “Vote” and “Voting”



Let’s also look at the percent change in relative Google search volume for “vote” and “voting” searches between October of 2020 and October of 2016:


Again, I have pulled out values from the maps above for the six swing states:



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  • Fay McKenzie

    Biden for the win !!

  • Chris Powell

    Polls predict a Biden win.... However 2016 taught us to never trust polls/predictions.

  • Andy Harris

    Trump and Biden are bot unfit to lead the USA !!!

  • Ian Smith

    Good read

  • Ryan G

    Excellent analysis

  • Dylan Pearl

    That's interesting but, I'm more interested in what's on the dark side of the election.

  • Jason Curtis

    8 days to go until the Presidential election.

  • Andrew Howard

    Trump has changed the world. I can't believe he is leading our great country !

  • Pauline S

    Need to get people back to work post covid-19

  • Carl Ferris

    Vote for BIDEN !!!

  • Wayne Murray


  • Tony Collins

    Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country

  • Rob Gates

    Forget the polls and go vote!!!

  • Calvin

    We need younger people in the house,senate and presidency!

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Emily Halford

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Emily is a data analyst working in psychiatric epidemiology in New York City. She is a suicide-prevention professional who is enthusiastic about taking a data-driven approach to the mental health field. Emily holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University.


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