What if Facebook ‘Likes’ Were Votes?

What if Facebook ‘Likes’ Were Votes?

By Dawn Chmielewski

Facebook, working in partnership with the journalism organization FiveThirtyEight, has launched for the first time an interactive map of the U.S. revealing the number of “Likes” each presidential candidate has collected on the social media platform.

If “Likes” were votes, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would beat Hillary Clinton nationwide by a nearly three-to-one margin and Republican front-runner Donald Trump would garner more support than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio combined.

Of course, Facebook is not a polling organization — but the information is interesting nonetheless.

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