I was playing around with Google Trends and I had this cool idea. Let’s see if Google can predict the Iowa Caucus winner.
I entered in 5 candidates from each party. So I entered Ron Paul, Mit Romney, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, and Mike Huckabee. Here’s the results for the Republicans first.
I set Google trends to only show me searches done in Iowa for the past year.
1. Ron Paul
2. Mike Huckabee
3. John McCain
4. Rudy Giuliani
5. Mit Romney
For the Democrats I entered in Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Joe Biden, and Dennis Kucinich. I just chose 5 people since that’s all I’m allowed.
Here’s the Democrat results.
Strangely enough. None of the Democrats had enough searches in the last year in Iowa to give as accurate results. But we do have a number here.
1. Barack Obama
2. John Edwards
3. Hillary Clinton
4. Joe Biden
5. Dennis Kucinich
Well tomorrow we’ll know how Google is at predicting elections.