Data Set 2012 Election

Published on July 30th, 2015 | by Joshua New


Mining Political Tweets

Data scientist Peter Molnar has compiled a dataset of over 170 million tweets related to political issues posted during the three months leading up to the 2012 presidential election. Molnar scraped twitter for tweets containing any of 50 keywords related to salient political issues, ranging from “marriage quality” to “voter ID” to “Romneycare.”

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About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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