TORONTO, Ont. – There are many different polls heading into the election, but the one that may count the most may be in the realm of social media.
“Really the question we are asking is, does popularity on Facebook translate into real world support in an election.”
David Brodie, the Vice President from Optimum Public Relations, said they set up a national website that counts the number of Facebook “Likes” on each candidate’s fan page.
On Election Night, they will tally the results just like the ballots.
“Which ever candidates have the most “Likes” in a particular riding we project out of the most liked candidate within that riding.”
Brodie told 680News that the social election experiment is the most extensive review that has ever been done on Facebook and voting trends in Canada.