I have kept an eye on the polling to see if Jill Stein has gained enough support to make the scorecard…she has not yet. Her current RCP average is down to 2.3%. The cutoff is 5%. Gary Johnson has also fallen to 7.2% so he remains on the scorecard (for now) with Trump (41.0%) and Clinton (43.9%). CLICK HERE to view the latest polling numbers.
Now, let us all take a look at the follower numbers of the candidates over the past month…
The candidates: To see the full list of candidates via Politics1: click here
(D) Hillary Clinton: https://www.hillaryclinton.com
(R) Donald Trump: https://www.donaldjtrump.com
(L) Gary Johnson: https://johnsonweld.com/
The Scorecard: (Click the follower numbers below to view the social media page)
|Hillary Clinton||6.526 M (+883 K)||9.24 M (+810 K)|
|Donald Trump||10.922 M (+494 K)||11.9 M (+800 K)|
|Gary Johnson||1.601 M (+312 K)||358 K (+56 K)|
- Clinton – Added the most new Facebook followers (in a big way) and broke about even of adding the most new Facebook followers over the past month.
- Trump – Did not do well on Facebook with one of his worst growth month in any evaluation. He did well on Twitter and continue to hold significant leads on overall followers on both platforms.
- Johnson – Did well on Facebook but his Twitter growth is still very lacking. That along with his falling polling numbers is a bad sign for him at this point.
I decided to do another look at Facebook evaluation this month (because it is easier to pull the numbers):
- Over the past week, Clinton has been more active and had more engagement (likes, shares and comments) than Trump. This is a big deal because she has less followers but more engaged followers (at least recently). This is a big swing for online outreach in this race.
Online outreach leader for September: Clinton. The online outreach tides have turned and this could be an indicator of what is coming in November. Trump once dominated online outreach but his ongoing mistakes may be costing him followers and engagement. If he does not “right” the ship soon he could be in trouble.
Of course the reality of followers, likes, and subscribers does not mean a lot when it comes down to voting in the end, but it can show trends in a campaign cycle and makes a great resource for following all of the candidates.