2012 election events with most Tweets per minute

This statistic gives information on the most discussed events of the U.S. 2012 elections on Twitter, as measured in Tweets per minute. As of November 6, 2012, news organisations' call of President Obama's re-election at 11:19 PM ET was the most-tweeted election event on Twitter, generating 327,452 Tweets per minute.

Most discussed 2012 election events on Twitter as measured in Tweets per minute as of November 2012

Tweets per minute
Networks call Obama's re-election (Nov. 6)327,452
Audience question to Romney on immigration (Oct. 16)109,560
Obama to Romney: "You're the last person to get tough on China" (Oct. 16)108,619
Romney's response to tax rates question (Oct. 16)107,386
Obama: "We also have fewer horses and bayonets" (Oct. 22)105,767
Schieffer: "I think we all love teachers" (Oct. 22)102,339
Romney on Obama's "apology tour" (Oct. 22)87,040
IA presidential race called (Nov. 6)85,273
PA and WI presidential races called (Nov. 6)69,031
Polls close in various states; AP calls races for IL, CT, ME, DC, DE, RI, MD, MA (Nov. 6)65,106
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Release date

November 2012



Survey time period

November 6, 2012

Supplementary notes

Further figures were taken from Twitter's blog posts about the first and second presidential debate.

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