Celebs Take To Facebook To Get Out The Vote

Celebrities from Lady Gaga to Sarah Palin and Tyra Banks are taking to Facebook urging their fans to vote ahead of Election Day. That’s just some of the Facebook fodder political junkies can chew on before the first vote is cast Tuesday morning.

Lady Gaga asked her 53 million-plus fans to take a public pledge to vote Tuesday on her Facebook page.

Palin, the former running mate of John McCain, gave a last-minute endorsement to Mitt Romney on her favorite broadcast tool — her Facebook page. In a lengthy post, she said, “Governor Romney deserves a chance to lead. President Obama had his chance. He’s failed, and we can’t afford to go backwards.”

So far, Palin’s post has received 48,078 likes, 4,477 shares, and 3,809 comments.

The top four trending terms and phrases on Facebook in the U.S. Monday evening were:

  1. Vote (remember to vote, vote tomorrow)
  2. Obama (Obama, President Obama, Obama’s record)
  3. Romney
  4. Election

The Facebook Talk Meter, which measures Facebook chatter on a 10-point scale, says that users in the U,S, are buzzing more about Hurricane Sandy than President Barack Obama or Republican nominee Romney.

Here’s the breakdown.

Hurricane Sandy: 6.47

  • Pretty equal between genders, with women at a 6.49 and men at a 6.43.
  • Highest in New Jersey (8.31), New York (7.63), Connecticut (7.4), Pennsylvania (6.98), and West Virginia (6.73).

Obama: 5.84

  • A little more than a half-point higher with men. Men are scoring a 6.22, and women are scoring a 5.53.
  • Highest with older users (55-plus) for both men and women.
  • Highest in New Hampshire (6.61), Ohio (6.29), Washington, D.C. (6.29), Virginia (6.26), and Florida (6.23).

Romney: 5.65

  • Similar spread of a little more than a half-point higher with men. Men weigh in at a 6.07, and women are scoring a 5.31.
  • Highest with older users (55-plus) for both men and women.
  • Highest in New Hampshire (6.32), Pennsylvania (6.24), Virginia (6.17), Ohio (6.07), and Michigan (6.04)

Election: 5.33

  • A half-point higher with men. Men are scoring a 5.62, while women are scoring a 5.12.
  • Highest with older users (55-plus) for both men and women.
  • Highest in Washington, D.C. (6.06), Virginia (5.81), New Hampshire (5.73), Ohio (5.65), and Minnesota (5.58).
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