Are iPhone users more likely to vote for Barack Obama? Are Democrats or Republican more likely to splurge on gadgets? With information provided by Protect Your Bubble, the infographic below shows what mobile devices can reveal about political tendencies.

Some key findings:

  • 40% of Obama suporters get their news from Twitter and Facebook, compared to 33% of Romney supporters who use social media to gather news
  • 46% of people who post their political preferences on social media support Barack Obama, suggesting that Obama supporters are more active on social media
  • Smart phone users are more likely to vote for President Obama, with 51% of smart phone users supporting Obama
  • Men are more likely to own a smart phone, and lose it, with 68% of men losing their smart phones

While it is recognized that Obama succeeds in courting the youth vote, this infographic shows a large gap between youth voters and Mitt Romney. What’s more surprising is that amongst the accusations of the Republican-waged “War on Women,” the majority of likely Romney voters are women, with 53% of his supporters female versus 49% of Obama voters who are women.

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As an independent voter, where do you fit in on this infographic? 


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Jane Susskind
Jane Susskind

Jane is the Community Manager at IVN & is the voice behind IVN's social media accounts. With a B.A. in Political Science & Religion from UCSD, she has always been involved in politics, working as a government relations intern in the Sacramento for CAIR and down in the San Diego Office of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now she's combining her background of politics with her passion of social media.

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Emma Goda
Emma Goda

One day we will be able to vote via our smart phones.

Matt Metzner
Matt Metzner

I had correlated my indecision in politics to my indecision in cell phone protection plans.

Zachery Abramson
Zachery Abramson

very cool, I love these infographics. I think it really illustrates a generational divide in politics

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