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DC Influencer Index
There is no shortage of companies, trade associations and other groups working to influence decision making in Washington. While direct lobbying activities are generally subject to regulation and disclosure requirements, most other indirect methods for promoting a message and calling fThere is no shortage of companies, trade associations and other groups working to influence decision...
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Last night, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to the nation. Rational 360 analyzed 3.4 million online posts and news articles around the speech, examining the topics that resonated online, with a focus on five key issue areas which made up 15 percent of posts: health care, immigration, tech and privacy,...
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Rational 360 analyzed which Members of Congress are followed by other Members in our latest Influencer Index. The insights provided below show the Members of Congress who have cultivated the most online relationships with their colleagues. Please find the full list of the top 50 most followed Members of Congress below.  
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Rational 360 analyzed social media and media consumption habits of CEOs of 2017 Fortune 1000 & 2018 Fortune 500, Business Roundtable Board of Directors, Fast Company 2017 & 2018 Most Innovative Companies, and Fortune’s 40 Best Financial Services lists. Insights gained from this list include: 11.6 percent of CEOs are on Twitter: Out of 1,395 CEOs from...
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The gun debate was reignited this month after the shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida generating reactions from all corners of the Washington Influencer Index. The House Intelligence Committee’s memo from early February also stired up conversations, creating discord among top political figures and media personalities alike. Click HERE to read the...
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Tensions between Congressional Democrats and Republicans rose as immigration dominated conversations throughout January. With ongoing debates about DACA recipients and America’s immigration policy, Washington influencers were more likely to talk about immigration than any other trending topic in January including the State of the Union and the government shutdown. Click HERE to read the full January DC...
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Members of Congress tweeted 43 percent more in 2017 than they did in 2016, marking 2017 as the year of Twitter for Washington. With the year being full of partisan, controversial discussions including gun control, health care and tax reform, and hurricane aid, online sentiment for the year was 4 percent higher than last year....
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Tax reform and the Roy Moore allegations were the top topics among Washington Influencers in November. The tax reform conversation peaked over a two week period when the House passed the tax reform bill and in the days leading up to the Senate vote. Roy Moore and his sexual misconduct allegations peaked on November 9...
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Tax reform, Puerto Rico and the Las Vegas shooting were the top topics in October’s Washington Influencer Index. Washington Influencers mentioned tax reform 42 percent more times this month than they did last month as the debate on the impending bill increased online. Meanwhile, Democrats worked in unison on social media to spread awareness about...
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Hurricane Irma, tax reform, DACA and the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act were the top topics in September’s Washington Influencer Index. The Graham-Cassidy bill, which generated attention mid-month, died with late coverage and poor press, marking the beginning trend of increased negative tweets through the rest of September. Steve Scalise also returned...
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