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GOP Primary Attacks on @MittRomney

April 14, 2012

Two days ago the Washington Post published a timely piece titled, “How YouTube and Twitter are hurting Mitt Romney.” Aaron Blake (@FixAaron) and Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) argue YouTube, Twitter, and other New Media will make Romney’s shift to the center during the general election all the harder, basically because we have Mitt on tape. Of [...]

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Perry Attacking Fellow #2012GOP not Obama

October 11, 2011

Mentions of Obama in 2011 @MicheleBachmann 73 @MittRomney 68 @newtgingrich 59 @THEHermanCain 44 @fredkarger 31 @GovGaryJohnson 30 @RickSantorum 24 @JonHuntsman 16 @RonPaul 10 @GovernorPerry 0 What happened to focusing like a laser on Barack Obama’s failed policies? The 2012GOP were doing pretty well this summer with only minor skirmishes, aka Midwesterner Bloodbaths, between Tim Pawlenty [...]

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Most Mentioned #2012GOP for #CNNDebate

September 12, 2011

What do Twitter mentions mean in the context of a political campaign? In my experience, Twitter Mentions are leading indicators of a candidate’s position in the national polls over the following month. After the first #GOPDebate in South Carolina in early May, Businessman Herman Cain broke through to become the most mentioned candidate on Twitter [...]

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2012Twit.com is now tracking @RonPaul

September 10, 2011

We started collecting data on all potential 2012 GOP candidates at the beginning of 2011 for 2012twit.com, and at that time Ron Paul’s official account was @RepRonPaul. At the end of April, his presidential campaign created @RonPaul. By late June we had a lot of requests to switch over our tracking to use this new [...]

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The Growing Rick Perry Execution Meme

September 10, 2011

The idea of linking Rick Perry with executions in Texas has been present on Twitter for months, but it really took off on August 7th with the CNN debate, as shown on this 30 day graph of tweets. This association has been crystallized into a specific tweet with the text “Statistically, You Have a Better [...]

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#2012GOP Response to “Zero Jobs Created in August”

September 2, 2011

Talk of jobs has been quickly rising and falling away in August, while many initiatives and proposals have been offered by both sides. The below graph shows the frequency of “jobs” in tweets about either Barack Obama or the 2012 GOP. The Presidential Candidates have been making more noise about jobs than Obama throughout August, [...]

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Is Twitter losing interest in Sarah Palin?

September 2, 2011

The news that Sarah Palin may be participating in the September 12th Tea Party debate without having declared her candidacy is just another step in the long saga of Palin’s effort to keep herself in the limelight. But is the public finally getting tired of this game? The Twitter data says yes. Based on new [...]

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Evolution of “Bachmann’s husband is gay”

August 31, 2011

Candidate’s spouses don’t usually get much attention, but Michele Bachmann is an exception. Almost 7% of all tweets mentioning Bachmann also include the word ‘husband’, while only 0.07% of tweets about other 2012 GOP candidates mention ‘wife’. The amazing fact is that half of the tweets mentioning her husband also include the word ‘gay’. Since [...]

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Who reacted to Bachmann’s comments on God?

August 30, 2011

Yesterday’s statement from @MicheleBachmann that the recent hurricane and earthquake were a warning from God generated a lot of buzz on Twitter, with 8,091 tweets sent containing ‘bachmann’ and ‘god’. But who was doing all the tweeting? Was the religious right commenting on this, or was the left using this as another excuse to paint [...]

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Jon Huntsman’s big tweet keeps paying off

August 29, 2011

Breakthrough is such an easy word to throw around, but what does it actually mean? @JonHuntsman‘s big tweet on August 18th is a great example. It isn’t just that he got more retweets than any GOP candidate for a single day. It looks like the effects are lasting. We compared his new followers, @mentions, and [...]

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Santorum under attack from gay activists

August 26, 2011

Most Frequent Mentioners of Santorum and ‘gay’ in Last 30 Days @GoogleSantorum_ 20 tweets @glbtworldnews 19 tweets @OnTopMag 17 tweets @LambdaLibris 15 tweets @tlrdfeed 12 tweets The fact that 14% percent of all tweets mentioning @RickSantorum include the word ‘gay’ is a clear sign that people are working hard to make that association. Here are [...]

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Whose getting the most followers?

August 25, 2011

Rick Perry has been dominating the 2012 Election in August. His announcement was the most retweeted of any announcement by a GOP Candidate. In fact, with 1105 retweets, it was the most shared tweet by a GOP Candidate ever, at the time. This brought in a wave of new followers, which accounts for the first [...]

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Top #2012GOP Tweets on Libya

August 21, 2011

The most frequent tweeter about Libya in 2011 was Thad McCotter with 10 tweets. Ron Paul got the most notice, with 4 of the 5 most retweeted tweets. Here is the breakdown on the number of tweets sent by each of the 2012GOP with “Libya” in 2011: 10 – Thaddeus McCotter 7 – Ron Paul [...]

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Most Popular Tweets from #2012GOP

August 21, 2011

Here is a look at the most popular tweet from each of the GOP candidates for the 2012 election, judged by retweet count. Jon Huntsman – 4,482 retweets 104250677051654144 JonHuntsman Jon Huntsman To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy. Aug 18, 2011 1:57pm ReplyRetweetFavorite Rick Perry [...]

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Which #2012GOP Supported Walker on Twitter?

August 10, 2011

First #2012GOP Tweets @NewtGingrich 769 days ago @TimPawlenty 328 days ago @MittRomney 295 days ago @THEHermanCain 171 days ago @MicheleBachmann 168 days ago We’ve got an iPhone app coming out soon for the #2012GOP that lets you search every tweet by ever sent by a Presidential candidate. With today’s Recall Election, I decided to test [...]

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