Professor in Political Science and Computer and Information Science

David Lazer

Debate data reveals it's still the Trump show

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David Lazer
Oren Tsur
Katherine Ognyanova
Ryan P. Kennedy
Debate data reveals it's still the Trump show

Crunching the words, experts find Trump got the attention, Rubio made the most of his chances and Jeb squandered them.

A lot of ink has been spilled over last Wednesday's debate, but here's another way to talk about it. Judging purely by the data, Trump still dominated - but Fiorina and Christie really stepped forward, and Rubio made the most of the openings he had. Jeb Bush, meanwhile, had plenty of chances but largely let them slip by.

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Computational Social Science, Collective Cognition

Computational Social Science, 21st Century Democracy, Political Networks

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