Other than the extreme cases of one-on-one landslides, there is really no scientific method of determining the victor of a political debate, so why not use Facebook likes?

That was the approach taken by Likester, analyzed Monday night’s debate between Republican presidential candidates by using Facebook like totals for respective candidates’ pages, as well as the number of likes added Monday night.

The winner of the debate, according to Likester: Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who as of this writing is leading the field with 955,748 likes.

Coming in second was Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann, who ranks third in likes, at 335,457.

Third place, according to Likester, went to Texas Representative Ron Paul (Texas), who places second in overall likes, at 390,945.

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