Hitwise Offers Look at Data From Candidate Sites
There's yet another place to get data on which presidential candidate is winning the web race. Check out Hitwise's Election 2008 Data Center, complete with RSS Feeds.
Of course, a quick look at the numbers will illustrate that one should never confuse web results with real-world results. Barack Obama's site leads by more than 10 percentage points with a 26.73% of the web traffic. Hillary Clinton, who's whupping Obama in real-world polls is second, with a 15.92% share of the traffic.
And those two are followed closely by Ron Paul with 15.12% of the traffic. Ron Paul hasn't broken the 3% mark in any reliable poll dealing with the Republican primary. And by reliable, I mean polls in which Ron Paul supporters can't vote on the internet 6,000 times each.
The oddest thing is that despite all of John Edwards net-roots efforts and his popularity with power-house web presences like DailyKos and MoveOn.org, he lags in fourth place with 12.08%.
Who comes in last? Tommy Thompson and Sam Brownback, with .59% and 1.2%, respectively.