The Spin Factor

A New Wave of Bipartisanship?

Last week, members of Congress were more bipartisan than usual—on Twitter, at least. Even the word “bipartisan” was tweeted with similar frequency by Republicans and Democrats.

The terms used most frequently by members of Congress are usually skewed towards one party or the other. But last week, in a twist, congressional Twitter accounts’ top terms were almost … bipartisan?

Words like “bill,” “border,” “senate,” and even “bipartisanship” itself were used at similar rates by both Democrats and Republicans, although Democrats used “Trump,” “children” and “people” much more frequently.

Was this week an outlier? Or will Twitter topic popularity continue to cross party lines? We’ll be watching.