Just confirmation of what us political junkies KNOW….
The social media also drives regular media coverage…
For the second straight week, Bernie Sanders has hit the high watermark for online attention in the Democratic primary, according to data from NewsWhip provided exclusively to Axios.
Why it matters: It’s not just quantity. The sentiment of the top stories about Sanders has been more positive than his top Democratic rivals — particularly Michael Bloomberg, whose recent online attention has been overwhelmingly negative.
By the numbers: Stories about Sanders generated 24 million interactions (likes, comments, shares) on social media last week — up from last week’s 19.5 million, which was the previous high in the primary.
Yes, but: While Sanders has soared to new heights in the Democratic primary, his numbers still don’t come close to Trump, who generated 64 million interactions last week — which wasn’t particularly newsy by Trump standards.
Between the lines: While the top story about Sanders was the Washington Post’s report that he was briefed that Russia was working to support his campaign, the next 13 biggest stories reflected positively on Sanders. They include…