NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Voters are seeking true system change and more Americans than ever are closely paying attention to politics. As the primaries draw to a close, voters will begin eying third party Presidential candidates in the race. VoterGuru, the New York-based tech startup that matches users with presidential candidates, today announces the expansion of its platform to include third party presidential candidates. The company broadens its politician tracking system today, to include Green and Libertarian presidential nominees.
"In order to continue best serving our users, we need to provide them with the most relevant results," explained Ben Krakow, Co-Founder and CEO of VoterGuru. "We are seeing anti-establishment sentiment across both parties and high unfavorability ratings for the major party candidates. Third party candidates garner double digit support in hypothetical polls despite low name recognition," he went on. "Now that we are able to project the Green and Libertarian party winners from the initial 21 candidates, we have made them available to our users."
Users can now be matched with Jill Stein of the Green Party or Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, in addition to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. Jill Stein is the former 2012 Green Party presidential candidate. Gary Johnson is the former Governor of New Mexico and 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate.
VoterGuru is a platform that helps users understand the political candidate they most align with. Users take a quick survey indicating their views, and through the VoterGuru algorithm, they are able to understand which candidate they most align with and why.
VoterGuru tracks voting records and public statements of political candidates, and compares user inputs with politician records to find the closest ideological match. In addition to matching users with candidates, VoterGuru educates users on political topics by explaining the ideological spectrum, from "very liberal" to "very conservative," on specific issues, ranging from abortion laws, to education policy, to privacy and more.
Visit www.voter.guru today, to find your political match for the 2016 Presidential election.
Voter Guru, Inc. is an early stage consumer technology start-up. Based in New York, it was founded by two young entrepreneurs, Ben Krakow and Ben Atkins. The company is a winner of the 2015 Dunes of Dreams start-up competition held by Horizon Media and is a graduate of Horizon Media's inaugural incubator program. VoterGuru's mission is to educate and inform a new generation of voters through its simple and intuitive interface. By analyzing public statements and voting records, the non-partisan company matches individuals with political candidates based on their ideologies and personal beliefs. For more information, please visit www.voter.guru
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