Skip to comments.SamAdams76 Trending of Twitter Follower Growth for 2020 Presidential Candidates - September 2019
Posted on 09/01/2019 10:59:35 AM PDT by SamAdams76
This is a monthly tabulation of Twitter follower growth for the past month for 2020 presidential candidates in which I reveal who - of the presidential candidates - attracted the most new followers in the month of AUGUST 2019!
I'm tracking over 50+ candidates, including a lot of fringe candidates, including those running for third parties such as Libertarian, Green and even Prohibition. But to keep things clean, I only post the Top 20.
Last Month's Post Here
During the month of August, President Trump gained over 1.2 million followers for a total of nearly 64 million followers.
The closest any other candidate came was Elizabeth Warren, who gained about 180,000 new followers last month. This is now her second straight month as the top follower-getter for Democrats and I think it is safe to say based on this that she is now the "front-runner" for the Democrat party.
Bernie Sanders is coming up strong with 169,000 new followers and a total of 9.6 million, making him the closest to Trump in terms of TOTAL Twitter followers.
Surprisingly, Andrew Yang, the "$1,000-a-month" guy who thinks we all should move to higher ground NOW is right behind Pocahontas and Bernie with 161,000 new followers for August. Yang has had a strong showing for several months now in gaining Twitter followers, no doubt due in part that at one time, he was offering random cash prizes for people who followed him.
NOBODY else in the Democrat field even came close to gaining 100,000 new followers. Joe Biden gained an anemic 66,000 new followers and is now in 6th place on my chart.
Major Democrats not making my Top 20 include Bill de Blasio and Beto O'Rourke. Beto only gained 841 new followers last month and his campaign appears to be in its death spiral. Look for him to drop out soon, likely after the next round of debates.
On the Republican side, Joe Walsh, the recently announced challenger picked up just over 44,000 new followers in August. Enough to break into the Top 10. The other Republican to make my list was Bill Weld, who is at number 20.
Stacey Abrams is not an official candidate but I'm keeping her on the list as she continues to build followers at a steady clip. Also, she's frequently mentioned as a running mate for whoever survives the Democrat nomination as she's from the South and hits a lot of minority buckets - that the Democrats just love to focus on.
President Trump is looking strong. Very strong. Four years ago, I was motivated to start this Twitter tracking thing based on the fact that Trump was already racking up huge follower growth - way more than his competitors including even Hillary and Bernie. Thus, in the summer of 2015, I was already projecting Trump to be the Republican nominee and our likely next president. During a time when nobody thought Trump had a chance.
On the Democrat side, I am quite surprised to see Warren as the front-runner now. Listening to her is like nails on a chalkboard and I think she's even more tone deaf and out of touch with common folk than Hillary. She's also got a lot of baggage that her opponents are going to have to exploit soon, before she gets up too much a head of steam.
Joe Biden is fading quickly. Reminds of of Jeb Bush four years ago, who even at this time was considered a likely nominee. But Jeb's follower growth during the summer of 2015 was fading and to me that was the tipoff that he had little real momentum behind him - he was just a stooge being pushed by the establishment elite.
In conclusion, this is shaping up as an interesting race on the Democrat side. The establishment darlings like Biden, Harris and Booker are not catching fire. Once again, Bernie looks to play the role of spoiler and Pocahontas is certainly a surprise. I did not think she'd make it this far several months ago.
Great list! Keep up the good work!
Maybe Liz looks like a younger Hillary. I’d rather listen to her than drama queen Booker.
I see a sort of problem here.
I followed Trump in 2015. Many folks who would want to follow Trump did so years ago.
Aren’t his numbers saturated already, so his new followers becoming smaller than they would otherwise be, if he were a new candidate.
Granted he does have a massive lead. In light of the dynamic I mentioned, his follower base growth is pretty impressive.
Thanks for compiling this, it is great information!
I shared the last one on twitter and will do the same with this one!
That’s why total followers is important. The fact that Trump to s still adding considerable numbers is a good thing
I will see if I can find out the breakdown of nations that Trump's Twitter support is coming from. Yes, one would think that Trump's Twitter support would be saturated here in the U.S.
Please do. Thank you.
Thanks for the responses.
I hadn’t thought of overseas support. Interesting take on it.
I think your idea to do this was a good one, and I appreciate seeing the results, and the time you spent putting it together and presenting it to us SamAdams76.
I see John McAfee is on the list now. His twitter feed is worth looking at
Their respective Twitter followings may illuminate the choices the DNC thugs made for who stays in the Demwit debates and who doesn't.
President Trump now has more Twitter followers than 2016 voters!
But still not as many voters as he will need in 2020....
Funny to see Yang has almost as many followers as Heels Up Harris.
Interesting that Walsh is the only one with a campaign slogan in the name of his accout.
Interesting that Walsh to the right of Trump had 3 times more followers than Weld, to the left of Trump.
Weld should quit now and avoid further embarrassment. Nobody wants him. OHHH the media want him so they can build a narrative around Massachucetts Republicans.
Given his track record, we can expect Walsh to do stupid and self-destruct also ... without any help from Trump supporters.
A huuuge proportion of Trump’s base is not and has never been on twitter. I’m typical of them. Example. Wayne Allyn Root’s June 24, 2016 article that swung the Evangelical vote went viral in prayer lists of 25 and 45 names per list.
I will bet that more prayer lists were forwarded by email than by all the social media combined.
Even those Trump supporters who have a social media account.... how many and how often do they go to the big social media? My daughter gave me a Facebook account. I never go there. And she never goes to FB either.
As with the old telephone polls that missed people not sitting beside their landline, the new social media counts are interesting and informative. But not a complete picture.
I saw that Biden is trailing badly in donations also. He’s around 22mm and Bernie is around 46.
I think youre right, and the same for Bernie.
This charting that Sam has done is so prescient because hes been doing it so long that it shows the social media curiosity over the long haul of a US election WITHOUT the static of leading questions and samples polled. Hes getting straight from twitter users who choose to follow people. That is a non-twisted stat.
Thanks for this
I follow Liz and Bernie- for the ratios
once again, Trump gains more followers than the other 19 combined ...
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