Town Hall Index

September 26, 2020
Houston, Texas
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Trending Topics

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Top Articles on Wikipedia
What the public is researching. When a topic starts trending on Wikipedia, people are really curious.
Google Trends
What people are searching for. This is what people are discussing at kitchen tables and water-coolers.
Most shared newspaper articles
Those whose opinion matters most - people in important institutions, investors, and managers - are reading this.
Twitter Trends
What journalists, professionals, young people, and rage mobs are talking about.
Cable News Trends
What narratives the media companies are centering. Our source continually records and transcribes these stations.

The White House

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Speeches and remarks
When the president speaks, the world listens. We compile videos from the White House press pool.
Most liked @realDonaldTrump tweets
President Trump uses Twitter to communicate directly with the public, allies, and adversaries.

Election 2020

Most liked @JoeBiden tweets
Joe Biden's twitter also shows the key messages his campaign is sending to voters.
Polling average
Average of national polls.
Betting odds
Who will win? Research shows that betting markets are more accurate than polling.
Alternative indicators
Comparison of the candidates' Google search volume, cable news mentions, and online article mentions.



The Congress

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Bill passage
The House and Senate frequently pass bills to direct government that doesn't reach the public's attention.
Most liked tweets from representative
This shows the most visible congresspeople on Twitter and the messages that are resonating.

Election 2020

Polling average
Average of nation generic ballot polls.
House control - Betting odds
Which party will control the House in 2021.
Senate control - Betting odds
Which party will control the Senate in 2021.
Alternative indicators
Comparison of the candidates' Google search volume, cable news mentions, and online article mentions.



Coronavirus Pandemic

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Cases and deaths
National daily increase, cummulative count, and projections.
Alternative indicators
Comparison of the candidates' Google search volume, cable news mentions, and online article mentions.



Economy

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Company value changes
Biggest percent increases and decreases in value of publicly traded companies.
Industry value changes
Highly-specific industry grouping of companies.
Sector value changes
Broadly-defined company groupings.

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