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The world of presidential politics can be very unpredictable, with hourly changes dropping or boosting a candidate’s fortunes. And yet a handful of students and alumni from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business have come up with something they believe will make the short-term future a little more predictable. They have launched a new non-partisan website called politicit.com that automatically pulls data from a number of traditional press outlets and social media sources like Twitter, Facebook, and Wikipedia and gives readers a snapshot of what’s happening in the minute-by-minute online world. It analyzes a number of factors including online activity, traditional polls, and other breaking news to calculate an"It Score." The "It Scores" can predict poll numbers in advance, creating real-time polling daily, according to the company.Those scores are displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the home page next to each candidate's picture.
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USU Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and Eaton, Steve, "Huntsman Students and Graduates Create One-Stop Shopping for Political Junkies" (2012). Jon M. Huntsman School of Business News Collection. 198.