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Researchers think they’ve worked out how the same-sex marriage vote will fall

TOM ELLIOTT

The same-sex marriage survey could be headed for a “no” result.

Researchers at Griffith University’s Big Data & Smart Analytics Lab have assessed the data, and are predicting the vote will narrowly fall that way.

Senior researcher David Tuffley told Tom Elliott around 500,000 tweets were analysed.

“On social media, people tend to say what they actually think and feel,” Dr Tuffley said.

“It came down to 49.1% in favour of ‘yes’.”

The same team correctly predicted Donald Trump would win the last US election, and that the UK’s Brexit poll would result in a “leave” outcome.

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TOM ELLIOTT
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