Obama’s Convention Speech Draws Criticism
During and immediately following the Democratic National Convention, there were more than 2.5 million online conversations about the event and its speakers.
More than one-quarter (26 percent) of conversations monitored on Twitter, Facebook, forums and blogs were critical of the President’s speech. Still, about 14 percent of conversations suggested that the President and other speakers were inspiring.
About 20 percent of the conversations focused on politics, discussing the progressive leaning of the Convention and its speakers.
Twenty-one percent of conversations noted that substantial policy was discussed at the convention and 19 percent called the economy the number one issue in this year’s campaign.
Compare this to conversations in the week leading up to the DNC here.