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A social media data and analytics firm is monitoring online chatter about 2020 presidential candidates, and has “uncovered some tell-tale signs pertaining to how the field is shaping up.”
SociallyMined, a boutique agency working to analyze social media data for both Republican and Democrat candidates, took a look at trends on Twitter between March 1 and March 7, and the biggest loser was former vice president Joe Biden.
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According to the numbers, Biden was mentioned a measly 1,818 times that week, trailing behind the pack of leading Democrats hoping to win the nomination in 2020, including Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
“With the exception of Joe Biden, all 2020 candidates included within the data-set have already declared their intentions to run for president as of March 11, 2019,” according to a SociallyMined news release. “With rumors circling regarding former VP Joe Biden’s entry into the race, the undeclared candidate has been trending downward on Twitter.”
Biden - Run - Democrat - Lawmakers - Hill
Biden has repeatedly teased a 2020 run, with top Democrat lawmakers telling The Hill this week Biden is in the final preparations before making the big announcement. Biden has led every national poll for the 2020 Democratic primary since October, according to RealClearPolitics, but it’s a different story online.
Biden’s 1,810 Twitter mentions during the first week of March falls about 1,000 short of Warren’s 2,830 mentions and comes in more than 8,000 mentions fewer than Harris. Sanders, meanwhile, was mentioned 118,991 times during the week.
Types - Mentions
The types of mentions also factor in.
Only about 40 percent of those who mentioned Biden were positive, while 27 percent of mentions were negative and 33 percent...
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