Found December 09, 2011 on Mashable:
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Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul may be trailing in the polls, but he is the only politician with positive Twitter buzz, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism — which analyzes online conversation, news coverage and more than 20 million tweets about politics over the past seven months — found that 55% of Paul’s <a href="http://mashable.com/follow/topics/Twitter/>Twitter followers had positive things to say about him. Only 15% expressed negative opinions. Other politicians haven’t been so lucky. Tweets about five of the seven GOP presidential hopefuls expressed negative feedback by a margin of about two to one. President Barack Obama hasn’t fared well either — negative comments about him on Twitter outweigh the positives by three to one. The report also finds that Twitter and blogs produce harsher comments overall about candidates compared to traditional news coverage. There has also been some notab...
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