Topsy has partnered with Twitter to provide live, real-time sentiment analysis of the U.S. presidential election. And after trailing Obama for much of the year, Romney appears to be in the lead.
More than thirty million people have already voted in the U.S. presidential election. Over half a million of them are named John.
Tomorrow Americans will vote for a president, new or continuing. Social media users, however, have already decided who has won — at least in their tweets, shares, and likes.
Tweets equal dollars, according to Twitter.
Republicans better get down on their knees and pray that Americans never vote via Facebook or Twitter.
Obama voters are camping meditators who like Samsung and Visa and like Paranormal Activity as well as The Colbert Report. Romney voters are quilting gun owners who shop at Walmart, eat at McDonald’s, and watch — believe it or not — Atlas Shrugged, the movie.
Maybe you didn’t see Romney’s iAd. Or perhaps you’re just not impressed with the Republican candidate’s perfectly coiffed hair. Either way, if you own a smartphone, you’re close to twice as likely to support Obama as you are to support Romney.
Politics happens online as much as off these days, and the US presidential race is no different. So who’s winning?