News

Actions

What are Florida voters saying on Facebook?

Posted: 3:47 PM, Mar 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-15 19:47:19Z
What are Florida voters saying on Facebook?
What are Florida voters saying on Facebook?

While the candidates are pounding the pavement trying to gain votes, it is becoming as important that they make their mark on social media.

WPTV has teamed up exclusively with Facebook to find out what users in Florida are saying about Tuesday’s primary.

RELATED: Democracy 2016  |  Record early voting numbers  | FL voters could decide nominations

From Feb. 12 to March 13, Facebook collected data to shed some light on who and what their users are talking about.

When it comes to the candidates, Donald Trump received the most likes, posts, comments and shares than any other candidate. (Over 2.6 million people on Facebook in Florida liked, posted about, commented on or shared content related to Donald Trump over 25 million times.)

Hillary Clinton came in second with more than 1.3 million people liking, posting, commenting or sharing content over 9.2 million times.

Facebook also looked at top issues resonating in Florida on Facebook. Here is the top 5:

  1. Cuba
  2. Immigration
  3. Homeland Security & Terrorism
  4. Israel & Palestine
  5. Regulations & the Size of Government

Note: This data is reflective of the political conversation, but is not intended to be predictive of the outcome.