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What Social Media Had to Say About Thursday’s GOP Debate

Last night’s GOP debate didn’t disappoint. We monitored more than 90,000 social media mentions of the candidates during the 2-hour spectacle.

When comparing positive sentiment over the course of the debate, Donald once again won with 45% share of activity. Marco came in second, but enjoyed several moments when he grabbed the spotlight away from Donald.

This chart compares positive sentiment for Donald vs. Marco vs. Ted.

Sentiment Wave Chart for 2/25 GOP Debate


GOP Debate Sentiment

We dug deeper into the data to get a more precise assessment about reactions on social media. According to our ZPointsTM filter that pinpoints influential conversations, posts that mentioned how Marco handled interactions with Trump were among the top performers on social media. Well done, Marco!!

Here’s a small sampling of these posts:

GOP tweet

Marco Rubio Tweet 2

Marco Rubio Tweet

Will Marco’s debate performance translate to #MarcoMomentum for #SuperTuesday?

We’ve been tracking all 12 Super Tuesday states for several days now, and are on the edges of seats while waiting to see if Marco will rise after his debate performance.

We plan to release our projections over the weekend; we’re excited to see if our updated methodology on social media activity and polling behavior is more accurate at predicting outcomes.

Follow us at @Zoomph_Politics to keep up with the latest updates.

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