In a matter of seconds, an election race can change course. In the time it takes to type 140 characters, a single phrase uttered by a candidate can spark an internet meme. In a minute, a candidate can fall in or out of favor with the nation. These individual moments can sway the masses, including those coveted undecided voters still trying to make up their minds.
As things heat up in the game changing last days of election season, people are faced with a whole lot of noise and too many places to visit to get the holistic and balanced view of what’s really happening. To help address this unmet customer need, today we are launching Bing Elections to bring together comprehensive election news, up-to-the-minute election results, and social media insights – all in one place.
Powered by Bing search technology and combined with the best from MSN and political partnerships including Politico, Real Clear Politics, The Cook Political Report, Huffington Post and Associated Press, bing.com/elections gives those interested in politics a new place to plug into what’s happening in Election 2012. With coverage, polls and predictions of every race and candidate down to the state and congressional level, as well a unique take each day from Politico and its candidate tracker, Bing Elections is constantly updated so you don’t miss a thing.
With bing.com/elections, you’ll find comprehensive news coverage, the latest election updates, and analysis of the social conversation. Unique features include:
• Real-time algorithmic news results sourced from key national, local, partisan and non-partisan sources, including the Associated Press, USA Today, Huffington Post, Politico and more
• Dynamic, interactive map with national, state and local election results from The Cook Political Report and Real Clear Politics, as it’s reported
• Unique left to right news selector lets people filter the news the way they like it, including from the right, left or center perspective. Just click on a box and see the news of the day filtered accordingly.
• Bing is also the only search engine with strategic partnerships with Twitter and Facebook to deliver unique social sentiment analysis across key election issues. The Bing Election hub helps people easily find and participate in trending conversations that matter most.
• Voters uncertain of their polling places can use Bing Elections to find out where to go vote, as well as experience exclusive videos from Chelsea Clinton and Mary Ann Huntsman urging everyone to get off the couch and vote in this critical election.
Visit bing.com/elections to join the conversation and to see another reason to choose Bing over Google.
–Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Bing