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Election 2016: The Twitter Polls


You know who’s leading the US presidential polls, but do you know who's leading the race in the Twittersphere?

In the 2016 Election Race - Twitter campaigns are being utilized as an online soap box for candidates from both parties

According to Brian Solis (@BrianSolis) of BrainSolis.Kred, “Social media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.”

Take a look at which of the presidential candidates has more followers in Twitter as of April 2016:

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Kred Scores indicate how influential a presidential candidate is, as shown in the graph below:

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As it stands today, below is the current Kred Breakdown of Republican and Democratic contenders in the 2016 presidential race:

 

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Hometown: Queens, NY

Qualifications: TV personality, real-estate and casino developer

Account Admin: Appears to be run by The Donald himself, with some graphics created by campaign HQ

Kred Score Breakdown: His Kred Score is extremely high in both Influence and Outreach because he tweets very frequently, and also uses quoted RTs from his supporters, which gives them mention points.

 

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Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Qualifications: Ohio governor who served for almost 20 years in Congress.

Account Admin: His account is run by Kasich For America staff. Tweets from John Kasich are signed with -John

Kred Score Breakdown: John’s account tweets 3-4 times every 3 hours on average, Also RTs @TeamJohnKasich often, which would boost his score for RTs

 

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Hometown: Houston, TX

Qualifications: former Texas solicitor general who won Senatorial election in 2012.

Account Admin: His account uses first person statments; unclear if they come from Ted himself or staffers; likely both.

Kred Score Breakdown: Ted’s account has more RTs than original posts, he tweets every 3 hours on average, Also RTs @TeamJohnKasich often, which would boost his score for RTs

 

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Hometown: Chicago, IL

Qualifications: served as the secretary of state in 2009-2013

Account Admin: Most tweets from staffers in 3rd person; Tweets from Hillary signed –H

Kred Score Breakdown: Most tweets are media (include images, video, or a twitter card) which has been proven to significantly increase engagement. She tweets in bulk with live updates from events. 

 

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Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Qualifications: the longest serving independent in congressional history.

Account Admin: Tweets ending in -B are from Bernie, and all others are from a staffer.

Kred Score Breakdown: Bernie tweets on average once every 2 hours. Most tweets are in first person, text only. He has 1 other account: @BernieSanders, for campaign tweets.

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