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New methods of reaching out to the people?

Nearly twice as many Republicans as Democrats have accounts on the social networking platform Twitter (101 compared with 57), and the GOP dominates Twitter usage by an even wider margin, according to a report released this week by the Congressional Research Service that analyzed two weeklong periods in July and August. During those spans, congressional Republicans posted 932 messages — or tweets — compared with 255 for Democrats, CRS analysts found.

Do you think this is an effective way to communicate with constituents?
Do you follow any politicians on Twitter?


Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:15 AM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • Facebook has a huge conservative voice, too.

    I think it's not so much an issue of one group outnumbering the other, than it is an issue of the Republicans having MUCH more to say right now.

    Answer by lori9878 at 12:18 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:15 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • No, I do not follow any politicans currently on twitter. It seems to be something effective in regards to celebs and young voters. However, do we want to soley rely on celebs and young voters. Seems the last time celebrities and young people got behind a politican it got us to the point we are at present.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • I follow 5 politicians on Twitter. As well as CNN and Fox News. I think it is a GREAT way to communicate with the people.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:27 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • no and no.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Ok but not the best way. Twitter especially. You just can't get all the info out you need to with a tweet.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:23 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

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