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Sungai Limau #GE13 Analysis

During the 13th General Election (GE13) we came up with a methodology for estimating individual voter support based on polling lane results from the 12th General Election (GE12). The results of these calculations were used to design a program to predict election results based on ‘swing’ parameters fed in e.g. ethnic support; age group; increasing partisanship etc. You can read a summary of this method at the end of this post.

Using the polling lane results of the 13th General Election we compared our previous calculations and come up with an estimated swing. This can help inform analysts and campaigners. For the upcoming by-election in Sungai Limau we found that:

  1. Support for PR has decreased by 6.5% since GE12, from 63% to 57%
  2. Support decreased from voters aged 21 – 64, particularly ages 25 – 50
  3. PR is likely to retain the seat this by-election

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October 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

Top 30 Most Shared #GE13 Links on Twitter

During Malaysia’s 13th General Election we tracked a number of related political hashtags, as well as mentions of politicians on Twitter. This post lists the most shared website links and domains on Twitter from 20th April 2013 – 6th May 2013, ranked by the number of users sharing each link.
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October 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

Top 50 Most Shared #GE13 Photos on Twitter

During Malaysia’s 13th General Election we tracked a number of related political hashtags, as well as mentions of politicians on Twitter. The following is a list of the most shared photos on Twitter from 20th April 2013 – 6th May 2013, ranked by the number of users sharing each photo.
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October 7, 2013 at 6:50 am