The Battle for the Senate: The View from Social Media

The race for control of the Senate is heating up, and so is the social media race. Democrats and Republicans are currently battling for control of the Senate, and which party will win is largely unpredictable. Democrats currently hold a majority of Senate seats, but Republicans need to pick up just six seats to gain control. The Senate majority will likely come down to tight races in a handful of states: Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, and Kentucky.

The latest polls show these key races are neck and neck, but what do Twitter conversations show? We've pulled together a look at the social conversations about some of the key midterm Senate races using election data provided by Twitter.

MORE: See our social snapshots of the races in Iowa, Kentucky, Colorado, North Carolina, and Georgia

Who is talking about the midterms?

The following infographic, provided by Twitter, shows a snapshot of social conversations about politics across the U.S. 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.

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What issues are on American voters' minds?

The following infographic shows the most talked-about political issues by U.S. 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.



For more, see our social snapshots of the races in Iowa, Kentucky, Colorado, North Carolina, and Georgia