Republicans win on Facebook

2010-10-30 22:15

Washington - Republicans will have to wait until Tuesday to find out if they make the big gains many expect in the US Congress but they have already beaten the Democrats in another arena: Facebook.

Republican candidates are outpolling Democrats on Facebook in the races for the US Senate, House of Representatives and state governor, according to the blog AllFacebook, which has compiled figures from across the country.

Overall, the Facebook pages of Republican candidates have attracted 3.38 million fans while Democratic candidates have drawn 1.39 million, according to AllFacebook.com, which is independent of the social network.

In the Senate races, 26 Republican candidates have more fans than their Democratic opponents. Just 10 Democratic Senate hopefuls have more fans than their Republican rivals.

In 190 competitive House races, 127 Republican candidates have more Facebook fans than their Democratic opponents. Only 63 Democratic candidates are up on their Republican rivals ahead of Tuesday's election.

In the gubernatorial races, 23 Republican candidates for governor are ahead of their Democratic foes on Facebook, while only 13 Democrats have been "liked" more than their Republican rivals.

The candidate with the largest number of Facebook fans is Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona who lost the presidential race to Barack Obama two years ago. McCain has around 714 650 Facebook friends.

Republican candidates for the Senate, House or governor occupy eight of the top 10 slots when it comes to Facebook fans.

Bill White, a Democrat running for governor of Texas, has the most fans of any Democrat: 151 014. California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, with 95 350 fans, is the only other Democrat to make it into the top 10.

Another Democrat, of course, tops all of the candidates combined in Facebook popularity - Barack Obama himself, whose Facebook page has 15.28 million fans.

Read more on:    facebook  |  barack obama  |  john mccain  |  us  |  us mid term elections
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/Books
 

Printable solar panels will bring exciting new opportunities!

Printed sheets of flexible solar cells can mean your electronic devices can soon be charged with the use of renewable energy.

 
 

For chic geeks...

Now there’s a special lane for texting while walking
LOL! 7 brutally honest texts from parents
This lock means keys are something of the past!
7 things you didn't know about Apple

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

As the Moon moves out of restless Gemini into sensitive Cancer today you are able to relax your active mind and be more receptive...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.