The debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have become increasingly popular on Facebook (just ask Big Bird). After Romney answered a question during Tuesday night’s debate regarding equality for women in the workplace, the phrase, “binders full of women,” was all over the social network, even spawning a page that already has nearly 300,000 likes.
Thursday night’s CNN Republican presidential primary debate in South Carolina will be the last debate that Facebook users can react to before voters goes to the polls on Saturday. And Facebook is already awash in comments ahead of the duel.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is leading in the polls yet lags in the race for more Facebook fans — although this weekend’s debate is giving him a big push.
The next Republican debate will live stream on Facebook January 8, two days before the first presidential primary in New Hampshire.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has more fans on Facebook than anyone else in the House, yet the news media has covered him the least of all the Republican presidential candidates.
Facebook users posted more frequently about Rick Perry than any other candidate during last night’s Republican presidential debate.
As GOP 2012 hopefuls descend on Iowa for a debate and the Ames Straw Poll, Republican voters are posting up a storm on Facebook.
The winner of last night’s Republican presidential debate, according to Likester: Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who as of this writing has 955,748 likes.