Ron Paul Outshines Rest of GOP Cadidates via Twitter
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Romney received the most negative tweets
A new study by the Pew Research Center takes a look tweets each GOP candidate got over the course of six months. The candidate with the most positive feedback was Ron Raiul while.
Similarly, Mitt Romney’s coverage on Twitter was far more negative, 40 percent, than positive, 19 percent.
The study points out that the acronym RINO – “Republicans in name only” – surfaced frequently on the social network about the former Massachusetts governor. His worst coverage yet occurred in the last month, when negative tweets outstripped positive ones by more than 30 percentage points in three out of four weeks.
Newt Gingrich had the most volatile coverage on Twitter, who saw a surge in mentions from Nov. 7-27, around the time when his numbers soared in some polls. The analysis shows that the former House Speaker is being discussed more positively in recent weeks.
The volume of coverage about Obama far outweighed those for the GOP candidates and former hopeful Cain – the president had about 15 million mentions on Twitter during the timeframe examined in the study.