Georgia Senate: The Social Election

In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue are battling out for the Senate seat held by longtime Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss, who is retiring. Nunn has hammered Perdue on his past record of outsourcing jobs, while Perdue has tried to tie Nunn to President Obama and his policies. To add to the drama, there's a third candidate, Libertarian Amanda Swafford, and polls currently show her getting 3.8% of the vote. While it's small, she could upset the election by forcing a runoff if neither of the major party candidates gets 50% of the vote.

The latest polls: A recent CNN/ORC poll released Oct. 24 shows Nunn leading Perdue 47% to 44%.

So how does this race stack up on social media? Here's a look at the Twitter numbers:

Who is talking about the Senate race in Georgia?

The following infographic, provided by Twitter, shows a snapshot of social conversations about Georgia politics from Georgia Twitter users over the past seven days. It also includes a breakdown of those conversations by age and gender (age and gender of Twitter users are determined by Twitter using their own internal algorithms). The data updates once a day at midnight.


What issues do Georgia voters care about?

The following infographic shows the most talked-about political issues by Georgia Twitter users on the platform today. The data is based on keyword searches for a variety of terms associated with each topic. The data is provided by Twitter, and updates once a day at midnight.

How do the candidates stack up against each other?

How much is each candidate being talked about on Twitter? This infographic visualizes the number of Twitter mentions of each candidate today, and is updated once a day at midnight.

For more, see our social snapshots of the national race, Iowa, Kentucky, Colorado, and North Carolina.