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Sentiment Analysis Offers a Better Way to Conduct Polls

ENGINEERING.com

Anne Nasato Screenshot from estorm.org displaying Twitter sentiment in terms of political orientation. The majority of the polls for the 2016 Presidential Election turned out to be mistaken. One possible reason for this is that the majority of polls are based on survey questions. However, a group of engineering researchers may have found a better polling method by using the election to get an idea of popular opinion without resorting to survey questions.