Voters Respond, React to Debate on Social Media

11:33 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC - It's rare for people to watch the presidential debates without their cell phones, tablets, or computers close by. Voters use social media to express themselves, ask questions, and in same cases, have their own debates.

The third and final presidential debate held Monday night in Boca Raton, Florida drew a large audience to these social media sites, especially Twitter.

According to Twitter Government, there were more than 6.5 million tweets made during the final presidential debate.

The top retweets on News 2's twitter account about President Barack Obama was "What you can't do is spend $2 trillion on military, $5 trillion on tax cuts, and then deal with the deficit we've got. Math doesn't work." President Barack Obama said that to Governor Mitt Romney regarding his budget plans.

As for Governor Romney, the top retweeted tweet was, "We are four years closer to a nuclear Iran." Romney said that in response to a question about Obama's foreign policy.

The top talkers, or tweets, with the most comments were about Iran and China and even though the debate focused on very serious topics, there were some light-hearted moments too.

There was a lot of activity on twitter about the moderator Bob Schieffer's comment of, "I think we can agree that we all love teachers."

WFMY News 2

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