#Hillary #TedCruz rule

Exclusive data show they’re already dominating – for good and bad – on Facebook, Twitter

Social media has no doubt who the most buzzworthy potential presidential candidates are at the moment for 2016: Hillary Clinto and Ted Cruz together accounted for 40 percent of the discussion on Facebook and nearly half - 47 percent - of mentions on Twitter among 10 top presidential possibilities in the past three months, according to new data provided to POLITICO by Facebook and Twitter. 

 

The mentions cut both ways, including negative comments as well as positive ones. But they reflect the extent to which Clinton, a long-standing subject of debate, and Cruz, who casts himself as a conservative renegade, have dominated the conversation at a time when others are trying to gin up some grass-roots energy. 

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