A Look Into the State of the Union According to Senators and Congressmen on Facebook – Bachman and Budget Top the Charts

While last night’s State of the Union highlighted President Obama’s administration priorities and 2012 national outlook, many of America’s legislators were hard at work sharing their insights about the President’s speech and agenda – via Facebook that is.

A Look Into the State of the Union According to Senators and Congressmen on Facebook – Bachman and Budget Top the Charts

Our team of Facebook analysts and number crunchers today found some interesting details about the most talked about topics, the most engaging Facebook posts and the most engaged legislators.

Here is a summary of the most interesting findings based on Facebook State of the Union Data, as shared by U.S. Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen.

Top trending topics among all members of the Senate and U.S. Congress: Budget (50 mentions), Jobs (35), Hope (33), Together (26), Work (25), Bipartisan (24), Energy (21), Economy (21), War (19), Iraq (17)

Republicans with the most engaging State of the Union Content:

  • Michele Bachmann (House)
  • 2381 likes, 349 comments, 2730 total interactions
  • Paul Ryan (House)
  • 908 likes, 181 comments, 1089 total interactions
  • Michele Bachmann (House)
  • 655 likes, 84 comments, 739 total interactions
  • Jason Chaffetz (House)
  • 300 comments, 118 likes, 418 total interactions
  • Rand Paul (Senate)
  • 347 comments, 33 likes, 380 total interactions

Democrats with the most engaging State of the Union Content:

  • Claire McCaskill (Senate)
  • 256 “likes,” 213 “comments,” 469 “total interactions” (likes + comments)
  • House Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (House)
  • 346 likes, 50 comments, 396 total interactions
  • Mark Udall (Senate)
  • 163 likes, 64 comments, 227 total interactions
  • Mark Warner (Senate)
  • 204 likes, 22 comments, 226 total interactions
  • Debbie Stabenow (Senate)
  • 193 likes, 27 comments, 220 total interactions

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