Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Social Media Performance of US Presidential Candidates 2016 || Sanders tops on Youtube & Reddit

By Dipto Islam, Feb 8, 2016

Tech magazine CNET carried out a study on social media performance of US presidential candidates, 2016.  Result of the study was published on Feb 8, 2016.

The study found that Bernie Sanders is performing the best on Youtube and Reddit. On Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram, Donald Trump has the best performance. Sanders’ Democratic opponent Clinton tops nowhere, but leads him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Campaigns can't host official subreddits on Reddit -- but their supporters can. Bernie supporters’ subreddits total a staggering 176,815 subscribers. Therefore, Bernie Sanders tops on Reddit. He is followed by Trump in the second, Clinton in the third, and Cruz in the fourth position.  

Ry Crist/CNET

YouTube and Instagram
Bernie Sanders tops on Youtube with 92,420 subscribers followed by Trump, Clinton, and  Cruz in the second, third, and fourth positions respectively. But, Donald Trump tops on Instagram with 95,4000 followers. He is followed by Clinton in the second, Sanders in the third, and Carson in the fourth positions respectively.   

Kelly Nelson/CNET

Twitter and Facebook
Donald Trump tops on both Twitter and Facebook, in terms of followers and likes, followed by Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson, and Bernie Sanders in the second, third, and fourth positions respectively.  Trump has more than 5 million followers and more than 5 million likes.  

Ry Crist/CNET

Note: All figures current as of February 8, 2016.

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