Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Today, the number of people following Rasmussen Reports on Twitter topped the 100,000 mark, highlighting our major - and growing - influence on the social media scene. A Twitter following of this size clearly establishes Rasmussen Reports as one of the nation's most influential political and lifestyle media outlets. You can join this growing list at twitter.com/Rasmussen_Poll.
Wefollow.com ranks @RasmussenPoll as the 20th most influential political tweeter, right ahead of Markos Moulitsas of The Daily Kos, The Washington Post's Ezra Klein, top Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee, influential GOP Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina and House Speaker John Boehner. Another measure of influence can be found at twitalzyer.com. According to this measure, @RasmussenPoll ranks in the top 1.1% of all tweeters.
Scott Rasmussen provides six to 10 updates daily via Twitter focusing on the firm’s latest polling releases. Regular updates include public reaction to current events, consumer and investor confidence, other measures of economic sentiment, President Obama’s job approval ratings, election "horse race" polls and findings on a wide variety of lifestyle topics from Hollywood to the food on your table.
Rasmussen Reports also releases data on its own web site (RasmussenReports.com). On Facebook, more than 30,000 people follow the company or Scott Rasmussen. The firm also provides a daily email update for more than 100,000 subscribers.
Over the past couple of months, the number following @RasmussenPoll on Twitter has been growing by roughly 1,500 people per week. Are you next?
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