Obama Loses over 36000 Twitter Followers in #Compromise Campaign within a Day! An Early Sign of Defeat in the USA Elections 2012?
The USA President Barack Obama is supposed to be a great web junky who likes social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to use them as a political forum. A few weeks ago, Obama held his first Twitter Town Hall to communicate directly with his USA citizens. On Friday, he again used Twitter as a political forum when he started to urge his more than 9 million followers to tweet at their Republican Congressmen to “ask them to support a bipartisan solution to the deficit crisis”. But this time, his followers annoyed and he lost more than 36000 followers on that particular day in this #Compromise campaign. Is it an early sign of losing the USA 2012 elections?
Mashble notes on this interesting web war!
The @BarackObama account then proceeded to tweet out the Twitter handles of Republican Congressmen state-by-state. The account has also been making use of the hashtag #compromise in an effort to drive home the message of bipartisanship.
The results so far have been mixed. According to NM Incite, the #compromise hashtag had been used more than 22,000 times and reached 36 million users (followers of accounts using the hashtag) as of around 5 p.m. ET on Friday, and people had mentioned the President some 28,000 times in tweets. NM Incite says 40% of the @BarackObama mentions and 28% of the #compromise tweets expressed positive sentiment, with only 13% and 12% of them expressing negative sentiment, respectively.
Apparently, the loss of massive followers within a day is a great shock for both Obama and his lovers which could ultimately be turned into gain of his opponents- The Republicans.
The National Journal notes;
Republican congressmen on Twitter picked up a total of about 6,500 new followers Friday thanks to the exposure on the President’s widely followed account.
However, some states showed their deep love and great support for the President’s campaign than others.
140 Elect LLC notes;
Twitter users in California, Georgia and Alabama retweeted the President’s call to action the most — more than 300 times in each state — while voters in South Carolina, Mississippi and North Dakota showed the least engagement with less than 100 retweets of their state-specific message.
It means that Obama‘s popularity graph is getting down day by day. Is it an early sign of his defeat in upcoming USA Elections 2012.