Duterte, Santiago, Binay most tweeted bets on poll day

/ 04:13 PM May 09, 2016

As the much anticipated national elections nears its close, presidential front-runner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte emerged as the most talked-about candidate on the social networking site Twitter, statistics showed.

According to data provided by Twitter to INQUIRER.net, Duterte topped discussions on the site hourly from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with no less than 40 percent share of authors, and a peak of 47 percent in share of voice.


Twitter defines share of authors as the percentage of number of users tweeting about a candidate, from the total number of users tweeting about all candidates, while share of voice is the percentage of tweets about the said candidate, from the total number of tweets about all candidates.

The mayor has 44.66 percent in share of authors (no. of people tweeting) from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.; 43.91 percent from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; 45.44 percent from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; 43.36 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 40.56 percent from 11 a.m. to 12 noon; 42.65 percent from 12 noon to 1 p.m., 42.41 percent from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and 41.50 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Election Day statistics from Twitter.

Election Day statistics from Twitter

Twitter statistics from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Twitter statistics from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Santiago came in second in terms of number of users tweeting about her, with no less than 30 percent share of authors throughout the day.

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But in share of voice (tweet volume), Vice President Jejomar Binay got the highest percentage in the first three hours with a peak of 37.13 percent from 9 to 10 a.m., while Santiago dominated the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. block, peaking at 42.45 percent from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Duterte surged in share of voice from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with 47.98 percent, while Santiago dropped to 7.63 percent.

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Administration bet Mar Roxas and independent candidate Sen. Grace Poe had single-digit percentages in share of voice.

Among the five presidential candidates, Duterte was the last to cast his vote in his turf in Davao City.


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Duterte, known for his controversial remarks and profanity-laced speeches, was able to secure a double-digit lead over his rivals in preference surveys during the days leading to the elections. CDG/rga

TOPICS: elections 2016, Grace Poe, Jejomar Binay, Mar Roxas, Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Rodrigo Duterte, Social Media, Twitter
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