The blogsite amerikanskpolitik.se has published some measurements we made on the relative stature in social media for the main Republican party presidential candidates. Their blog post is in Swedish but the main observations are:
- Ron Paul has gained a massive boost in mentions lately and is now the most talked about candidate. (This is likely to be a partial effect of the general libertarian and counterestablishmentarian bias of the blogosphere).
- Michele Bachmann is now the candidate viewed with the most skepticism. (This is likely to be an effect of her recently expressed views on vaccination, which run counter to many health professionals’ views.)
- Newt Gingrich is the candidate most associated with aversive affect.
- Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are the candidates most associated with positive affect.