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Published On: Wed, Oct 14th, 2015

Twitter response: Bernie Sanders wins the first Democratic debate

A Forbes analysis gives an interesting spin on the first Democratic debate, looking at new Twitter followers and pronouncing Bernie Sanders the big winner.

“Sanders gained 35,163 new followers during the 150-minute debate. Meanwhile, the other four Democrats gained a total of just 23,219 new followers — combined — led by Hillary Clinton, who added 13,252 new Twitter followers by herself,” the article states before graphing the trend. “@BernieSanders’ follower count grew by 5%. Meanwhile, @HillaryClinton’s followers grew by less than 0.3%.”

Sanders faced off against Clinton and three lesser candidates: Jim Webb, Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee on Tuesday and the author tracked the increases as the debate unfolded.

Sanders trended upward all night with Clinton gaining steam near the end.

The article notes that: “Let’s be clear. Twitter numbers aren’t guarantees ofanything. Twitter followers can be bought or gamed. They don’t represent the national electorate, at all…But they aren’t totally meaningless, either. Twitter’s a good indicator of enthusiasm for an idea, a celebrity …. or even a politician.”

Check out the full coverage and analysis by FORBES here

Over the next few days, impact through the polls will better determine the impact from the debate and if Vice President Joe Biden will finally join the race, trending well in polls which include him.

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