As quick as the big news sources try to get their stories out, they’re having trouble competing against Google. By aggregating all of the relevant information across the internet, Google is able to make their search engine the one stop necessary to learn about poll results and where the candidates stand on each issue.
Bringing things front and center
Instead of linking to a website, Google is offering their own rundown of information when searches come in related to the presidential candidates. If you look up “Bernie Sanders economy,” Google will provide a succinct snapshot of what the Vermont senator’s stance is. These snippets will be more important than ever in the coming months as Google has documented that political searches increase by 440 percent during a live televised debate.
Getting the issues straight
A new widget displaying the presidential candidate’s opinions on 15 different debate topics will give eager information hunters a clear picture of what each politician believes in. The topics cover everything from the environment and education to healthcare and gun control. There’s no need to go any further than that page to learn where a candidate stands on an issue: Like how Donald Drumpf thinks global warming is an expensive hoax, or that Ted Cruz wants to repeal Obamacare.
If I am elected President, I will repeal Obamacare and propose common sense reform that makes health care personal, portable, and affordable. – Ted Cruz
Up to the minute results
As more and more states hold primaries the country will be keeping their eyes glued to their phones, tablets, and computers to see the latest results. Google displays these results and keeps them updated. During the Iowa caucus the polls were never more than 5 minutes out of date. With about 30 states left to vote for their democratic and republican candidate, this information will be more prominent than ever for the American people.
What sources have you found most useful during the 2016 U.S. presidential race? Let us know in the comments!