PoliticIt Scores: Bishop vs. McAleer

Rep. Rob Bishop’s rematch against Democrat Donna McAleer could be closer than many expect.

The latest round of PoliticIt scores shows McAleer just behind Bishop in her online reach, which is a good predictor of electoral performance. The PoliticIt score takes into account a candidate’s digital footprint, including social media and Wikipedia. The higher the score, the better the online reach. 

McAleer is just behind Bishop by a 53-47 margin.

Democrats shouldn’t be popping those champagne corks just yet. Bishop’s score is likely lower than it should be as the Congressman has never sent a single Tweet from his account.

PoliticIt ranked 90 elections in 2012 with 87% accuracy.