Forecasting Congressional Votes Could Yield Juicy Returns

With the help of 0ptimus, a firm of Republican data wonks, he has spent three years building Legis, an algorithm powered by vast quantities of data and a neural network (a computer system modelled on the human brain), which predicts the outcome of congressional votes. Each of the 44 votes it has forecast so...

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0ptimus Poll: Trump’s “dangerously low” support among his base

Automated phone polling by the rising GOP public-affairs firm Firehouse Strategies, along with the data analytics team at 0ptimus, finds Trump’s base shrinking among likely midterm voters in the key swing states of Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio (2,901 interviews).

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0ptimus Poll: Tech companies may have a public-image issue in political battleground states

Presidential candidates obsess every four years over swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania, where undecided voters can make or break their campaigns. For tech companies like Airbnb, Facebook and Uber, those states appear to be proving just as tough — and critical — to make a dent politically. In a poll conducted at the...

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