There will be more scientific polls in the coming weeks, and this amateur survey is reserved for political junkies who may be interested in how the campaigns are using their Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.
When it comes to Facebook, Republican Governor Paul LePage leads the pack in terms of “LIKES,” experiencing a 21 percent increase since our last survey on May 29, from 20,300 to 24,476.
Though Independent Eliot Cutler is in second place with overall number of Facebook fans( 21,961) , his campaign experienced only a 5 percent increase during the same time period.
Democrat Mike Michaud saw a 15 percent jump on Facebook during the same time period.
This week, Michaud’s best Facebook post occurred on Oct. 10, when his campaign shared a prediction from Scott Lehigh, a Boston Globe writer, stating that Michaud will be Maine’s next governor. That post was shared 376 times and Liked by 458 people
By contrast, the best post this week for LePage got 268 shares; and Cutler’s best Facebook post got 203 shares.
Democrat Mike Michaud far outpaced his opponents in terms of new Twitter followers since our last tracking survey.
Michaud’s Twitter followers spiked 36 percent since May 29, from 1,755 to 2,380 followers.
Cutler saw the second largest increase (21 percent) but he still has fewer Twitter followers (1698) than Michaud or LePage.
LePage experienced a 16 percent increase during the same time period, from 1,768 to 2,054.
The governor’s best tweet this week (4RTs) was a call to boost employment in Maine
But Michaud beat him soundly (12 RTs) with a tweet highlighting an endorsement for the Democratic hopeful from a Republican.
Eliot Cutler’s camp got 6 retweets for a tweet that showcases a graph, which demonstrates that Cutler can beat LePage in a head-to-head contest.
I doubt this information will have any impact on the Nov. 4 election, but I sincerely hope you have enjoyed this trivial pursuit. More graphics below