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DC Influencer Index
All eyes were on Charlottesville and Houston this month following competing protests, which left one dead, and Hurricane Harvey, which left thousands stranded. Both topics made up three of the five trending hashtags, in addition to #MAGA and #taxreform. Online conversations about hate speech were higher than ever among Washington Influencers after President Trump’s comments...
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In this month’s Influencer Index, we continue to see the effects of Congress waging battle over health care reform. Hashtags related to health care dominated the top trending list, and health care continues to be one of the topics most talked about online in Washington. Influencer tweet sentiment stayed primarily negative in July save for...
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Leveraging a variety of online tools, Rational 360 creates the Index by analyzing social media conversation of an exclusive list of 1,012 influencers in the policy and political space. The list is composed of Twitter accounts of members of Congress, Cabinet heads and departments, media members and pundits, and experts and strategists from both sides...
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Leveraging a variety of online tools, Rational 360 creates the Index by analyzing social media conversation of an exclusive list of 1,012 influencers in the policy and political space. The list is composed of Twitter accounts of members of Congress, Cabinet heads and departments, media members and pundits, and experts and strategists from both sides...
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Leveraging a variety of online tools, Rational 360 creates the Index by analyzing social media conversation of an exclusive list of 1,012 influencers in the policy and political space. The list is composed of Twitter accounts of members of Congress, Cabinet heads and departments, media members and pundits, and experts and strategists from both sides...
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March was a big month for health care, which made up 14 percent of the overall DC Influencer conversation. This was driven by House Republicans unveiling the American Health Care Act, which led to Democrats and Republicans taking to Twitter to air their opinions about the bill, with the conversation volume peaking on March 24,...
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In February, the White House demonstrated that a comprehensive digital strategy for a live event can help shape the flow of a conversation in its favor. The White House tweeted once before its Feb. 16 press conference and did not follow up afterward. Journalists made eight of the top 10 retweets, and gave feedback and...
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DC Influencers posted more frequently in the first month of the new year than they did in December, with conversation volume jumping by 50 percent. This spike was driven in large part by the Inauguration and votes in Congress to begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act. President Trump’s Twitter account was the...
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December marked the first full month post-election, and not coincidentally it had lower conversation volume than any other month this year and had a higher share of joyful posts than any other month this year. For the first time since January 2015, Hillary Clinton was not one of the top 10 Twitter accounts mentioned by...
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Influencer conversation dropped by 49.7 percent after Election Day in November, with DC talking far more about the campaigns and election process than the transition and actual process of governing. Posts from DC Influencers shifted in emotion this month, regarding President-elect Trump specifically, and across all topics. Members of Congress leveraged holidays throughout the month...
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