Twitter Trends: Republicans rule top 5 political hashtags in 2012

Politics,Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering

Twitter is out with their ‘Trends for 2012′ revealing that this year’s presidential election’s brought out “record levels of engagement” regarding political topics.

Republican and conservative hashtags rule the top 5 trends on Twitter with the popular #tcot (Top Conservatives on Twitter) at number one.

Here are the top 10:

  1. #tcot
  2. #teaparty
  3. #gop
  4. #romney
  5. mitt romney
  6. #dnc2012
  7.  #charlotte
  8.  #gop2012
  9.  #rnc
  10.  #obama2012

It’s likely that the lengthy GOP primaries fueled some of the high numbers in 2012.  Republicans came into 2012 fully engaged in the political conversation especially through several political debates and close primary elections.

Many of the Democratic hashtags such as #dnc2012 and #charlotte, only gained popularity during the Democratic convention in August.

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