Twitter users might not be a good representation of the larger American electorate. But the real time insights might be invaluable. There might not be another place for it. It might be a great place to gauge public reaction to the debates, for example.
Twitter Unveils the Twindex, a New Political Index
monitors hundreds of millions of Twitter messages ..... election.twitter.com ..... In the last election, Twitter users sent 1.8 million messages on the day of the election. Today, with people sending 400 million messages on a typical day, that represents a little over six minutes of Twitter volume.For now looks like Obama has been widening his lead.