The Twitter primary: Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney battle for social media supremacy.

Who's winning, who's losing, and why.
July 16 2010 5:58 PM

The Twitter Primary

Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney battle for social media supremacy.

(Continued from Page 1)

Newt Gingrich: 1,308,757  followers, 1,925 tweets
Sarah Palin: 191,164  followers, 347 tweets
Mike Huckabee: 83,297  followers, 1,188 tweets
Tim Pawlenty: 16,464  followers, 235 tweets
Mitt Romney: 14,347  followers, 241 tweets
Haley Barbour: 6,357 followers, 264 tweets
Mitch Daniels: 3,451  followers, 457 tweets

Haley Barbour is such an outlier that Twitter hasn't even bothered to verify his account *, the way it does with celebrities and politicians. It's a tiny indication of his place in the race right now. Still, if he's serious about running, he'll make sure to get verified soon enough.

Advertisement

Like Slate  and  John Dickerson  on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Correction, July 19, 2010: This article originally misspelled Sonia Sotomayor's first name. (Return to the corrected sentence.)

Correction, July 21, 2010: This article originally misstated that Mitch Daniels' Twitter account was unverified. Twitter has verified the account. (Return to the corrected sentence.)