Taking The Political Temperature Of Search Engine Employees

StraightUpSearch, Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:15 PM
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Amy Booth digs into the political sentiments of search engine employees, culling data from the Federal Election Commission (via Chicagotribune.com) to see which Presidential candidate drummed up the most fiscal support.

Microsoft employees spent more than $212,000 on contributions to Presidential candidates last year, with the bulk of those donations going to Hillary Clinton. With over $201,000, Google workers spent slightly less, but the bulk of their contributions went to Barack Obama's campaign. Meanwhile, Yahoos gave just about $50,000 to the candidates overall, with over half of those funds headed toward Obama.

"And although Microsoft, Google and Yahoo are fierce competitors online, their employees seem to have come to a consensus on John McCain," Booth says. "He comes in third in contributions for all three."

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