By Cate Martel
If Facebook likes were votes, Bernie SandersBernie SandersClinton: AT&T deal 'raises questions and concerns' A Berniecrat's Argument Against Jill Stein and For Hillary Clinton Trump and millennials: He might do better than we think MORE would be on track to beat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHouse Republican group raised more than M in October Chaffetz says he'll vote for Trump Trump blasts Clinton for criticizing hotel opening 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 TrumpHouse Republican group raised more than M in October Five takeaways from Florida Senate debate Chaffetz says he'll vote for Trump MORE tops likes for Republicans, and gets 23 percent of all likes in the country.
That’s well ahead of Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzCruz: Precedent exists for keeping Supreme Court short-staffed Commerce official will hit critics of domain name transition The media is rigging the election by reporting WikiLeaks emails 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.