Did China's flagmaking hub predict the 2016 election?


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/22/did-chinas-flagmaking-hub-pr.html


Clever use of Flags.


Hmm, except he lost the popular vote so this doesn’t really work as a good proxy anyway.


Flags? I get campaign signs, but flags? this seems like a measure of something…other…than simply popularity in a democratic election


Apparently sales of Halloween masks are also a good predictor:

(Credit to the rather wonderful No Such Thing As The News for alerting me to the story. http://www.nosuchthingasthenews.com/)


Perhaps Trump supporters are just more into… flags.


No, it just shows that Clinton voters are less interested in flying tacky, ugly flags. There might be a correlation between who one voted for and whether they have taste or not.


Maybe just the EC voters buy more flags.

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