PA is Trump Country…On Facebook
As a result, we have to take all the numbers we can get until attention turns to the Keystone State.
Lucky for us, FiveThirtyEight just produced a fascinating new map that charts the Facebook likes of each presidential candidate by county.
Under that metric, Donald Trump leads the rest of the field with 28% of the total likes. Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders each took 23%.
Following them are: Ted Cruz (10%), Hillary Clinton (8%), Marco Rubio (7%), Jeb Bush (1%) and John Kasich (<1%).
Sanders leads in the Southeast portion of the state as well as Allegheny and Centre counties, the homes of Pittsburgh and State College. Carson is the preferred candidate in South Central PA, while the rest of the state supports Trump.
FiveThirtyEight even broke the data down for some major cities, two of which were Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Sanders wins most of the Steel City though Trump has the advantage on the edges. The Vermont Senator got 38% of the likes, with Trump (20%) and Carson (16%) finishing second and third. The totals for the rest of the candidates were: Clinton (13%), Cruz (7%), Rubio (5%), Kasich (1%), and Bush (<1%).
As for the City of Brotherly Love, there is a clear divide between the Northeast and the rest of the city. Sanders took 40% of the total Facebook likes with Trump’s 19% taking the silver and Clinton’s 16% the bronze. Rounding out the rest of the field were Carson (13%), Cruz (5%), Rubio (5%), Bush (1%) and Kasich (<1%).