Confirmed 2020 presidential candidates may be sucking up plenty of media oxygen, but they’re lagging behind Trump when it comes to Twitter.
Last week, President Trump received an average of more than 18,500 retweets per tweet, while the second-most retweeted challenger, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), only received an average of 3,610 retweets. That means Trump’s average retweets were more than five times higher than any of his competitors, showing how engaged Trump’s supporter base is.
However, it’s worth noting that Trump has 57 times as many followers as Buttigieg, meaning that the mayor’s average retweet-to-follower ratio was 10 times higher than Trump’s.
Will these Twitter follower and retweet numbers matter at the ballot box? Only time will tell.