By Cate Martel
If Facebook likes were votes, Bernie SandersBernie SandersRNC video spotlights Dem convention 'chaos' Is Hillary Clinton a free trader? Sanders could be secret weapon for Dems MORE would be on track to beat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWATCH LIVE: Bill Clinton to headline second day of Dem convention RNC video spotlights Dem convention 'chaos' Businessman offers M to charity for Trump tax returns MORE by a margin of 3 to 1, according to a new interactive map that tracks Facebook likes.
Sanders gets 23 percent of the likes of all candidates, according to the data collected by the social media company, published in association with FiveThirtyEight.
Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBusinessman offers M to charity for Trump tax returns Is Hillary Clinton a free trader? Obama to expand program to accept Central American migrants MORE tops likes for Republicans, and gets 23 percent of all likes in the country.
That’s well ahead of Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzCastro looking at Cruz challenge Convention shows Dems are unified, to dismay of Trump and media Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense MORE (R-Texas), who comes in with 8 percent.
The data isn’t necessarily indicative of who the most popular candidates are in the country.
Facebook users are disproportionally younger than the overall population, and tend to be low-income and female.
But the data does give a glimpse into the massive support of young voters both Sanders and Trump have been garnering.
“The data isn’t predictive of the election, but it is a revealing look at the preferences of many people who use Facebook and like the candidates’ pages,” said managing editor David Firestone.