DATA: Trump won the debate - or at least talked the most

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Publication date: 
08/2015
Authors: 
David Lazer
Oren Tsur
Katherine Ognyanova
Ryan Kennedy
DATA: Trump won the debate - or at least talked the most

While numerous political commentators have offered up their opinion about who won or lost last week's GOP debate, we here at the Lazer Lab at Northeastern University spent the last week looking at the numbers. Actually, we looked at the words: What did candidates actually talk about? How much did they talk, and for how long? The answers gave us three new ways to think about what mattered in the debate, and who won.

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