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Social Media Users Are Really, Really Negative Towards Politics

If you’ve been seeing some nasty comments about the 2012 election on Facebook or Twitter lately, you’re not alone: discussions surrounding both Obama and Romney have been much more negative than positive on social media throughout the entire campaign.
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Who’s Winning The Twitter Republican Primary Race In Each State?

The top four Republican presidential candidates are battling it out on televised debates, attack ads and, yes, on Twitter. So who’s winning the race in 140-characters or less?

The folks at Tweepsmap took a look at the Republican candidates’ Twitter followers on a state-by-state basis, to see who’s most influential in Texas, who’s rocking Alabama, and who’s leading the pack in Florida.
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Could Twitter Predict Election Results Better Than A Traditional Poll?

The Washington Post has created an app for election season that tracks Twitter and media mentions of all of the US candidates. And considering the real-time nature of Twitter, it could prove to be a better measure of public sentiment than traditional polls.
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What Can Twitter Tell Us About The GOP Race? [CHARTS]

The GOP race is well underway, with each candidate vying for top spot when it comes to the 2012 election. And this time around, they’re focusing more attention than ever on social media.

But does the number of people talking about a certain candidate on Twitter really indicate a front-runner in the campaign? Or do the interests of Twitter followers track to the candidate’s positions on issues of the day? We’ve got some insight into how the GOP candidates are faring on Twitter, to try and answer some of these questions.
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GOP Twitter Presidential Debate Today At 3PM ET – Will You Be There?

Republican candidates will be participating in their third debate today, but this time they’ll have to interact using computers and smartphones. They will be participating in a Twitter debate, answering pertinent questions about how they would run the US in 140-characters or less.
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