PoliticIt Scores: Chaffetz vs. Wonnacott

The latest round of PoliticIt scores confirm what most observers already expected – the contest between Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Brian Wonnacott won’t be much of a contest come November.

PoliticIt measures the digital influence of a candidate on social media and other platforms like Wikipedia. The higher a score, the more influence they have. As with most scores, the wider the difference between PoliticIt scores, the less competitive an election is expected to be. 

Chaffetz is a well-known presence online while Wonnacott lacks a presence on a number of social networks, which is likely the reason for his low score.

PoliticIt ranked 90 elections in 2012 with 87% accuracy.