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New Bing Elections Site Offers One-Stop-Shop For Comprehensive Election News, Real-Time Results And Social Media Insights

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. approaches one of the most hotly contested political seasons in decades, Bing has launched a new election experience at bing.com/elections that is tailored for those who want a 360-degree view into Election 2012 — including the latest news from the right, left and center perspective, up-to-date polls across national, state and local races, analysis of social conversation across Facebook and Twitter, a tracker to find the nearest polling sites, and up-to-the-minute results on Election Day. 

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Nearly 75 percent of people identify themselves as active participants or observers in online political discussions, according to a recent Bing survey, but many are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information, news sources and sites out there. Bing Elections helps cut through the clutter and follows the pulse of the election easily, across both comprehensive news sources and social networks.

Powered by Bing search technology and combined with editorial excellence from MSN and political partnerships with Politico, Real Clear Politics, The Cook Political Report, Huffington Post and The Associated Press, bing.com/elections gives those interested in politics a new place to plug into what's happening in Election 2012. With coverage, polls and predictions of every race and candidate down to the state and congressional level, as well an exclusive analysis each day from Politico and its candidate tracker, Bing Elections is constantly updated so you don't miss a thing.

"We launched the Bing Election hub to address an unmet customer need — providing a single, comprehensive place to go for elections news, results, and highlights and analysis of what's happening across Facebook and Twitter," said Mike Nichols, corporate vice president, Bing. "Whether you're doing research to inform your vote, want to stay in the know on the latest news and social media developments, or are looking for a great Web experience to complement your TV viewing, bing.com/elections is the place to go."

Bing's strategic partnerships with Facebook, Twitter and other social networks will allow visitors to not only follow trending topics but see frequently updated social sentiment scores to understand what's being said online this election season.

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