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Herman Cain’s Sexual Harassment Scandal, pt.2

November 8, 2011

Last week Herman Cain broke a record, getting more mentions in a single day than any other GOP candidate ever had. Barack Obama was the only politician to have received more mentions in one day, and only twice: when Congress raised the debt ceiling and when he killed Osama Bin Laden. With a fourth woman accusing Cain of sexual harassment, Cain received more mentions than the first day POLITICO broke the story, and even more mentions than Obama got for killing Bin Laden!

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Twitter Analysis of the #CNNdebate

October 19, 2011

Tuesday’s CNN debate was the nastiest yet, with more anger and accusations between candidates than ever before. Whereas the 2012 GOP had managed to stay focused on President Obama this past summer, the latest debates have seen greater infighting over issues such as taxes, immigration, and health care. The cloud above shows the most frequent [...]

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The Fall of Rick Perry and Rise of Herman Cain

October 10, 2011

I’ve been following the 2012 Presidential race full-time since the beginning of 2011, and it has been fascinating to watch the Tea Party shift their support from candidate to candidate with each set of debates. The first GOP debate in South Carolina in early May launched Herman Cain into the limelight. The “Cain Train” lost [...]

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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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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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Most retweeted mentioners of Rick Perry

August 18, 2011

Most Retweeted Mentioners of Rick Perry @rickperryfacts 4,259 RTs @BorowitzReport 4,115 RTs @billmaher 3,561 RTs @thinkprogress 2,939 RTs @JohnFugelsang 1,502 RTs @jimmyfallon 1,342 RTs @ebertchicago 1,008 RTs @TeamRickPerry 829 RTs @MotherJones 820 RTs @HuffingtonPost 773 RTs You can tell how far right Rick Perry is by how far left his most influential mentioners are. Perry’s [...]

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Most retweeted mentioners of Ron Paul

August 17, 2011

Most Retweeted Mentioners of Ron Paul @cyndeZu 1,947 RTs @lewrockwell 983 RTs @RonPaulNews 869 RTs @RonPaulFlix 701 RTs @DannyDeVito 629 RTs @AlecBaldwin 531 RTs @ebertchicago 512 RTs @RonPaul_2012 405 RTs @libertyideals 399 RTs @infowarsstories 381 RTs I expected Ron Paul’s top mentioners to be different from the other candidates, but this is really interesting. @DannyDevito [...]

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Most retweeted mentioners of Jon Huntsman

August 17, 2011

Most Retweeted Mentioners of Jon Huntsman @Jon2012HQ 298 RTs @politico 243 RTs @BreakingNews 210 RTs @Timodc 166 RTs @ezraklein 144 RTs @Reuters 131 RTs @michellemalkin 114 RTs @HuntsmanNH 112 RTs @POLITICO2012 109 RTs @EWErickson 101 RTs The list of top mentioners of @JonHuntsman is notable for the lack of actual supporters. The top 10 are [...]

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Most retweeted mentioners of Newt Gingrich

August 17, 2011

Most Retweeted Mentioners of Newt Gingrich @StephenAtHome 1,445 RTs @thinkprogress 780 RTs @TheDailyShow 475 RTs @BorowitzReport 362 RTs @Disalmanac 357 RTs @JoeMande 350 RTs @BreakingNews 317 RTs @JohnFugelsang 301 RTs @fivethirtyeight 301 RTs @newtgingrich 282 RTs Newt Gingrich is also one of the most retweeted mentioners of his own account, but in Gingrich’s case, he [...]

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Most retweeted mentioners of Michele Bachmann

August 17, 2011

Most Retweeted Mentioners of Michele Bachmann @BorowitzReport 4,271 RTs @ConanOBrien 3,263 RTs @SethMacFarlane 7,709 RTs @FrankConniff 2,087 RTs @RBReich 1,506 RTs @RollingStone 1,274 RTs @andersoncooper 1,247 RTs @JohnFugelsang 1,179 RTs @HuffingtonPost 1,154 RTs @ChicoDelainky 1,053 RTs Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) has earned his ranking as the most retweeted mentioner of Michele Bachmann by tweeting about her [...]

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@BarackObama is the most retweeted mentioner of Obama

August 17, 2011

Most Retweeted Mentioners of Barack Obama @BarackObama 37,287 RTs @Justinbieber 19,670 RTs @TheDailyShow 7,709 RTs @TheNewDeal 7,187 RTs @SarahPalinUSA 5,539 RTs @MicheleBachmann 4,873 RTs @realDonaldTrump 4,830 RTs @foxnewspolitics 4,241 RTs @planetjedward 4,114 RTs @keder 3,785 RTs Retweets are a great way of measuring political influence on Twitter, because they are a form of voting. They [...]

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Issues in Rick Perry tweets

August 15, 2011

Words in Tweets About Perry Job 216 tweets (3.7%) Health 125 tweets (2.2%) Christ or Jesus 108 tweets (1.9%) Economy 55 tweets (0.9%) Social Security or Medicare 45 tweets (0.8%) Israel 45 tweets (0.8%) Budget or Deficit 10 tweets (0.2%) I’ve analyzed all the mentions of Rick Perry this morning to see which words are [...]

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Who is mentioned with Rick Perry?

August 15, 2011

Politicians in Tweets About Perry Bachmann 490 tweets (8.4%) Obama 323 tweets (5.6%) Bush 181 tweets (3.1%) Romney 159 tweets (2.7%) The rate of tweeting about Rick Perry is still very high, with almost 6,000 @mentions between 9:00am and 12:00pm EST today. But they aren’t just talking about Perry in isolation. About 17% of tweets [...]

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Who is talking about Rick Perry on Twitter?

August 14, 2011

Words in Profiles of Perry Mentioners christian, jesus, or christ 1,054 users conservative 1,400 users liberal or progressive 1,032 users life 1,351 users choice 70 users Let’s take a closer look at the people who tweeted about @GovernorPerry at a record pace yesterday. We collect the user profiles of everyone who mentions a #2012GOP candidate, [...]

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