Political Apps for the Upcoming Election
In November, we will go to the polls in the United States and either vote to keep our current President, Barack Obama, in office, or we will decide to vote someone else into his place, his most notable opponent being republican candidate Mitt Romney. Currently, the polls are fluctuating daily and one candidate may be in the lead one day and then the next day, his opponent is on top. With such an important vote ahead of us, it is important to stay informed about all the important issues and make an intelligent choice. There are many political apps that have come out to help you stay up-to-date on current stats, as well as providing campaign stances for all candidates. Here are 4 of the top political apps:
1) Sticher Election Center – This app allows you to listen to podcasts, local radio stations and podcasts in a simple app on your Smartphone or tablet. For the election season, they have created a new section called “Election Center.” You can follow news on your favorite candidates from popular news sources such as Fox News and C-SPAN.
2) Poll Tracker – Poll Tracker, created by Talking Points Memo, is a great tool to keep up-to-date with the most current poll stats. It also includes information on swing states, and key voter demographics. The app is updated every few days and you can even turn on push notifications so you will be alerted immediately when a new update is released.
3) POLITICO Playbook – This mobile app features news stories from throughout the day relating to politics and the upcoming election. It is often referred to as “the ultimate insider’s guide for political outsiders.”
4) Super PAC App – This app uses audio recognition technology much like Shazam does to help you find out the name and artist of a particular song you like. However, this app will listen to a political app and tell you the organization behind it. It will also give you details on how much the ad cost, accuracy of the information and even allows users to rate the ads.
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