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Here's Who Tinder Thinks Everyone Should Vote For

The dating app is running a political quiz starting this week. Here are the results so far.

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Starting this week, Tinder is running a political experiment.

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It's called Swipe The Vote, and it's designed to help Tinder's younger-skewing audience find out which political candidate is right for them. Tinder serves up a list of issues and then "matches" every user with a candidate in the presidential race.

Tinder pulled the results from 100,000 of the completed polls.

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So far, it appears that Tinder users are leaning towards the Democratic side of the aisle. All 50 states (and Washington, D.C.) and about 75% of participants matched with either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

But Hillary Clinton wasn't behind by much.

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Bernie Sanders edged out Clinton by just 200 people, or .2% of the sample, according to Tinder. Additionally, Clinton was the more popular candidate in 30 states to Sanders' 20.

Of the Republican candidates, Ted Cruz was the clear winner.

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With over 14% of the political matches made through Swipe The Vote, Ted Cruz was the easy winner among the Republican-leaning Tinder users that completed the poll. He edged out Donald Trump, who matched with 8% of the political swipers.

Interestingly, there was a huge gender gap for Tinder users' political affiliation. While Cruz only received 14% of the matches overall, about 20% of the male participants matched with him, while just 8.5% of the women swiped their way to the Republican candidate.

Brendan Klinkenberg is a tech reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

Contact Brendan Klinkenberg at brendan.klinkenberg@buzzfeed.com.

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