According to the numbers released by the social network's political team for the mid-term elections in the US, candidates with more Facebook fans than their opponents won the majority of House and Senate races.

According to the numbers released by Facebook’s political team for the mid-term elections in the US, candidates with more Facebook fans than their opponents won the majority of House and Senate races, suggesting that popularity on the web’s largest social network offered a fairly accurate representation of the election races.

Facebook’s team also reported that more than 12 million of its users above age 18 clicked the “I Voted” button on the election day, compared to only about 5 million in 2008. Could Facebook be used as an alternative to the Gallup Poll? Only time will tell.

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