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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.
US Republicans met on Twitter yesterday to participate in a Presidential debate. During the 1.5 hours they spent discussing issues like the economy and jobs, the public sent 14,000 tweets to the candidates, and 22,400 unique visitors went to the 140TownHall.com website to watch the debate unfold in real-time.
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.