Last week, I ran a blog entry which tracked how the 17 Republican candidates for President were doing in terms of Facebook likes. As promised, here’s the same data, but with Twitter:
A few observations:
- First, I’m sure you noticed the round numbers. Exact numbers aren’t displayed on a Twitter page, so this is the best I was able to put together.
- Like in the polls, Donald Trump is absolutely crushing his rivals.
- It’s interesting to see the lack of correlation between Twitter followers and poll success in some cases. Rand Paul is a great example. This is probably more telling of the disconnect between passionate supporters on and the rest of the ideological spectrum.
- Some of the cover photos used on the page were particularly terrible. See Senator Graham and Governor Christie’s pages for great examples. Awkward pictures or low resolution were the real issues. You guys are running for President. Take a nice picture.
- Governor Jim Gilmore’s page is unverified and hasn’t been updated since August 22 (at least as I type this entry, which is 8/29).
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