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Obama Popular On The Internet

March 23, 2012 by  

Obama Popular On The Internet
A new report says the President is checked out online more than any of his Republican challengers.

The Internet has become increasingly involved in political campaigns over the course of the past decade; new research shows that Barack Obama has been more successful than any of his Republican challengers at harnessing online campaign power.

According to Nielson Media Research, Obama’s re-election website had 4.2 million unique monthly visitors over age 18 in January compared to a combined 2.9 million visitors to the campaign sites of Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum during the same month.

  • Ron Paul’s site had 830,000 visitors.
  • Mitt Romney’s site had 773,000 visitors.
  • Rick Santorum’s site had 696,000 visitors.
  • Newt Gingrich’s site had 609,000 visitors.

Women made up more than 60 percent of all traffic to Santorum’s site, the largest gender split of any candidate. Only Paul and Gingrich drew more men than women with 56 percent and 51 percent respectively.

The research indicates that Paul drew the most visitors in the coveted 18- to 34-year-old demographic with 36.8 percent of his visitors falling into the category. Obama, for whom young voters were a key constituency in 2008, was visited mostly by people between the ages of 50 and 64 — only 17.1 percent were 18 to 34.

The information comes after a recent POLITICO report that describes how the Obama campaign has invested millions of dollars in sophisticated Internet messaging, marketing and fundraising efforts that rely on personal data about voters collected on the Internet that is sometimes offered up voluntarily — like posts on a Facebook page — but sometimes not.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    Where would America be if Obummer wasn’t ‘popular’ on the internet? Is it possible that the ‘Democrats’ put out the word that it would be a “good” idea for sons and daughters of hardcore ‘Dems’ and union types and ‘friends of friends’ and OWSers and all manner of suck-ups to make others think there’s a correlation between what we’re supposed to see and reality?
    Frankly, I don’t care if Obummer gets more internet hits in Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Libya, Egypt and England than all other hopefuls combined. It’s possible that Obummer gets more attention on internet systems on other planets. BFD.
    While he’s enjoying his staged popularity, maybe he can FINALLY put some effort into jobs, high gas prices that affect the poor and the working poor most, a REAL oil independence policy and possibly some measure of proof that hope-and-change and transparency and character are words that really mean anything to him. He’s been in the W H for going on FOUR YEARS and he hasn’t acted like he gives a royal DAMN yetI
    Is someone using the internet to try to create a new class of polls? Nah, it can’t happen here. Or could it? Like they say, “All’s fair in love and war” [and crime and politics], and this sure AIN’T any fricking love story, people.

    • Johnny Hiott

      Sorry “S C” , I beg to differ. obama has put forth more effort regarding jobs, energy independance, high gas prices and the poor than any president in history. He has been extremely successful too ! He has managed to create the highest unemployment rate in America since the great depression and most likely exceeded it (If the truth be told , the true unemployment in the U.S. today is more like 24%) He has gotten the price of gasoline and all energy for that matter the highest it’s been in history. He has created more poverty than ever before. He has abolished more of our Constitution than ALL presidents before him. (Although “w” bush came close with his illegal patriot act). He has taken (or been given ) complete authority over congress, the supreme court and our Constitution. There has been a lot of talk lately about a supposed “war on women” I personally don’t believe it exist with exception of a media generated war on conservative and Christian women. However, as far as I am concerned the entirity of “congress” is nothing but a gutless bunch of little old ladies shaking in their panties and scared to even speak against this evil tyrant obama. Much less abide by their Constitutional duty of having him ARRESTED !
      All of them belong in GITMO as the enemy combatants to America they truly are.

      • Polly Huggins

        Excellent post. Great hook on first line and then good follow-up!

      • RichE

        Jonny Hiott,
        LOL. That reminds me of a Morgan Freeman quote
        “Let me get this straight. You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands; and your plan, is to blackmail this person? Good luck.” —

    • ladybug


      Go to this website and sign the petition to vet Obama and check into his eligibility to be president. The lame stream media never vetted him in 08 and neither did congress.

  • simian pete

    President Obama, and his campaign staff, are a bunch of geniuses. You got to admit, the dude in the White House will probably be re-elected.

    As politicians go, the Republicans have become second/third rate. President Obama, and his campaign staff, are accomplishing a first rate re-election campaign.

    You know, even if the situation was reversed (the Repubs getting more hits on their webpage, that’s a big IF !) none of the Repub candidates could beat President Obama in the Presidential debates. Not even Ron Paul .. The majority of voters don’t understand Ron Paul because they are basically mentally deficient (the PC way of saying elfin retarded).

    Don’t blame President Obama for being a competent and effective campaigner.

    This “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” is become an ASYLUM for the insane voters. Blame the suicidal voters ….

    It makes you wonder if the Eugenics folks are right ? The majority of voters IQ is just to low….

    Just a thought….

    • revnowwhilewecan

      I would tend to agree with you if I thought he wasn’t hand picked by the establishment and groomed for the blue-ribbon job since his college days. It does look great on the surface but I don’t credit him with the accomplishment. He has a noble prize already so I suspect his next award will be an Oscar for best actor in a terrorist supporting role. :)

    • Robert Smith

      From simian: “President Obama, and his campaign staff, are accomplishing a first rate re-election campaign.”

      They are also doing a pretty good job of running America if you listen to anyone but the extreme right.


      • donald

        Oama is doing a good lob? Are you deaf,dumb and blind?

      • TML

        Robert Smith says, “They are also doing a pretty good job of running America if you listen to anyone but the extreme right.”

        They? I assume you meant, Obama?

        Anyway, I suppose you’re correct, that if you exclude and ignore the viable arguments by the opposition, and preach to the chior of Obama supporters, they would indeed agree that he is doing a good job running the country… but that is subjective bias only, not fact.

      • Ted Crawford

        ” Are you deaf, dumb and blind”? No Donald just hyper- Alinskyised! He does however on occasion provide a slight chuckle!

      • JeffH

        TML, :) :)

      • http://butI'mtolei Smilee

        donald says:
        March 23, 2012 at 8:26 am
        Oama is doing a good lob? Are you deaf,dumb and blind?


    • Brad

      Newt would crush Oblamya in any debate. I would pay large money to see that historian crush the Jiggaboo

      • RichE

        True debates aren’t pissing matches.

      • JeffH

        Brad, I’m with ya’ on a lot here…except for racial slurs.

      • revnowwhilewecan

        :( ………….”sigh”

        • RichE

          Instead of a debate how about one-on-one basketball?

    • bsg

      You can build a pretty good website if you have the American taxpayer paying the bill. And if every school child is assigned to click onto his site in order to aid in the indoctrination of the youth by their socialist teachers, then obviously its going to have high traffic.

  • revnowwhilewecan

    Forgive me if I won’t believe in the “Nielson Media Research”. Ron Paul is absolutely viral on the internet but I’m sure, as s c says, that he has a large overseas following. Everywhere Paul is mentioned online, he is supported 5 fold (conservatively). From what I’ve seen, for every positive post there is three confirming him and for every negative there are many more to refute the claims. Again, Paul supporters are not “overly aggressive” or a bunch of “twenty-something computer geeks”. All deflection tactics, hoaxes and strait up lies. Paul is known online not just because his supporters are loud but because they are MANY!

    • eddie47d

      Obama and Paul do have a very boisterous and active following and they both make more sense than the other candidates combined. The other candidates are stuck on their etch a sketch screens blowing with the shifting winds.

      • JeffH

        LMAO! Obama make sense? The man not a leader, he is nothing more than a “commuity organizer”. Adding $4.94T in three years, race baiting, illegal immigrant pandering, Obamacare, increasing the size and scope of government, Patriot Act, NDAA enhancements, Fast & Furious, Eric Holder, Cass Sunstien, Van Jones, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Libya, Iran, Syria, war, government mandates, cronyism, pandering to OWS, straight up lying, declaring “war” on Arizona.

        Obama had pledged during his initial election campaign to end signing statements as a back-door method of legislating. Yet within months of taking office, Obama had already used signing statements to put Congress on notice he would ignore provisions of laws he had signed on foreign relations, as well as on domestic spending bills. Even Congressmen in his own party complained to Obama in a letter that he had unconstitutionally usurped the exclusively legislative power to make rules for the spending of federal monies.

        On January 20, 2009, with his left hand on the Bible and his right hand held aloft, swearing to God and country that he would preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Yet despite that pledge, President Obama has time and time again taken actions contrary to the principles of the founding document he swore to uphold, setting forth on a heretofore uncharted path of unconstitutionality that will fundamentally change the character of this Republic for the worse, not for the better.

      • eddie47d

        Isn’t it nice to live in America where you are entitled to your opinion.

      • JeffH

        Yes it is, and some of us even post facts unlike others who believe their opinions are also facts.

      • http://butI'mtolei Smilee

        JeffH says:
        March 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm
        Yes it is, and some of us even post facts unlike others who believe their opinions are also facts.


      • JeffH

        Smilee, if what you say is true then why don’t you rebutt them rather that expelling your hot wind…because you can’t!

    • Ted Crawford

      Come on Rev.! What’s known is that his followers are almost totally young idealists, many of whom supported Obama in ’08′! They are searching for Utopia! Failing to find it on the far left they now seek it on the far right.
      Utopia is found only in the mind of Thomas Moore. It’s the antithesis to Dantes’ Inferno, Neither can be found in the dimension of reality!
      Most of us are living on the plain of reality. We seek real life answers for real life proplems and can only occasionally daydream of some Utopian world!

      • revnowwhilewecan

        I’m a first time GenX voter. There’s many reasons for that. I think you misunderstand Paul supporters by type casting them (us) as searching for utopia on either the far left or right. 99% of Paul supporters would write him on the ballot if he were running as a Shiite in the Baath party. He’s the only one representative of the discontinuance of the status quo. Representative of true change, devoid of the catchy phrases, politically analized speeches, broken promises and closely calulated gestures and soundbites. If yearning for a POTUS who is truly honest and has the record to proove it means that we are in search of “utopia”, then we are indeed guilty.

      • Ted Crawford

        ” :99% of Paul supporters would write him on the ballot if he were running as a Shiite in the Baath Party ”
        And Rev puts the exclaimation point on my post!

      • revnowwhilewecan

        You obviously miss the point (again sadly). The point is that we (Paul supporters) wish to elect a POTUS based on their views regardless of their religion, political party, sex, race, etc. It would seem by YOUR point that you would stay away from a candidate that you may like if he were in a party that you didn’t support! You don’t see the problem with that??
        Anyone that would vote for someone just because they’re either conservative or liberal is just F#$@n stupid.~ Chris Rock

  • Warrior

    I’m from chicago and let me tell you this cabal from chicago is as crooked as the day is long. This retard should be sharing a cell right now with blago and resko, period!

  • Joe Bananoes


  • Patriot higgins

    It’s a shame that we have bread so many zombies,eaters,mouth breathers,
    sheeples,wasted flesh waiting for my next check. Just like the criminal congress with the FED It’s hard to not vote for your check writer.Even with these gov. schools I have a hard time believeing the lack of reading skills. This guy has trampled on my liberty more than ANYONE before him & the check recievers still don’t see it or just don’t care.
    I am 60 & RON PAUL is the first non puppet, non republacrat , un FED owned
    chance that WE THE PEOPLE have had . I wrote him in the last time and will write him in again this time if I have to. Looking at the main street media whores( who Robert Smith is watching) I may have to again. And ,NO I won’t vote anyone-elce in. MY vote (R Smiths) vote does not count anyways. Only the delagates do. Thats A good thing for the zombies
    have not figured that out yet.

  • http://google john p.

    all the new’s station’s . have been saying how good the President is.
    and how great the democrats are . they lie what ever happened to
    the freedom of the press . there is no truth in the new’s anymore .
    when they lie about the new’s . this President is the DEVIL he want’s
    everything you have . and give it to his followers people that don’t
    no the truth about him . he want’s to destroy America as we no it .
    Obama and his band of idiots the democrats want to control you .
    Democrats are not for the working man anymore . when they found
    out they could steel your Social security money for there own
    personal gain . and tell everyone that people are living longer and
    the money is running out that’s a lie . Obama is a Moslem one day
    and a Christian the next . i say he is not right for AMERICA .

  • Raggs

    king idiot oblama has his popularity mainly from the communist pigs overseas that support his destruction of America.

  • TML

    “… new research shows that Barack Obama has been more successful than any of his Republican challengers at harnessing online campaign power.

    According to Nielson Media Research, Obama’s re-election website had 4.2 million unique monthly visitors over age 18 in January compared to a combined 2.9 million visitors to the campaign sites of Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum during the same month.”

    Website ‘hits’ do not equate to campaign success. I, myself, often review each website of the candidates, which certainly doesn’t mean that I support them, but rather, that I’m simply researching.

  • RichE

    {snip} “Women made up more than 60 percent of all traffic to Santorum’s site,”

    I wonder why?

    • Libertytrain

      I can’t imagine, other than perhaps they were researching candidates.

      • RichE

        Are you clueless too Libertytrain?

      • JeffH

        RichE, I assure you Libertytrain is not even close to being clueless.

      • Libertytrain

        What a funny comment – RichE must have some sort of problem with women. Sorry for you……

    • revnowwhilewecan

      He supposedley has a stronger following by women do in part, I suspect, because of him leaving the campaign trail to be with his wife in a time of personal crisis.

      • RichE

        Yep, good point. Women like the personal touch.

    • http://butI'mtolei Smilee

      I’m sure women visited his site to see if he is really the idiot he presents himself as in public, his support has been dropping among woman and this probably is why, the came, they looked and they rejected

  • jo schenk

    It’s no wonder he’s getting attention. foolish people slandering our great contenders with mud. Anyone of them would be better than Obama. But the very best you try hardest to destroy. The one that has the most ability to turn this country is Mitt Romney. The spin that goes around is nothing than mud

  • dan

    those visit statistics are as dependable as the vote count at a Republican convention…
    BS is putting it mildly

    • RichE


  • r.p.

    There seems to be some deficiency in the stats you presented here Sam. I have visited all the sites you mentioned in your article. I only contributed to one. Where are the stats for that? If you are going to give us only half of the information, you risk being exposed as part of the MSM. Now, we wouldn’t want that would we? It would cause me to wonder what happened to PLD.

  • FreedomFighter

    This little video clip is far more popular than Obama, what does this tell you? Not only that, I would actually like to meet this person and have no desire to meet Obama.

    Special Talent

    Note: this clip is adult content and may be offensive to some, you have been warned.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • revnowwhilewecan

      Good work soldier!! LOLOL!
      Sempre Fi, carry on!

  • http://AOL.COM Nancy Bawa

    For those of you who have bent over and have their head up their ass please take it out and shower off and take a good look at what is happening in this country.
    We have a dictator in the making and it seems as though no one cares BUT we do care and some how we are going to take our country back. Warren Buffit (sp) thinks everyone who plays into the BS that is going on right now in congress should automatically be a one term Senator or Congressman which would be everyone in my opinion. So before freedom of speech is taken away and it will be, you can count on it…… I would like to say we all need to get to the polls, since a lot of dead people did last time, which you really have to hand it to them for making it when those above ground didn’t. We need to take our government back. In the Constitution which is being made over daily in the original form it said “OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE.” It didn’t say anything about you had to be rich to run it just meant you had to be OF, BY and FOR the best interest of those you REPRESENT and that has not been done in a very long time and will not be done unless the voters get out and clean house. I suppose I will have someone from the government investigating me now for speaking the truth but we have in my opinion a DICTATOR IN THE MAKING and we can only blame ourselves if we do not stand up and be counted. Lets get with the program and do something to right the wrongs that we are paying so dearly for.

  • Raggs

    This sorry arse (offensive word removed) has made it illegal for protest anywhere a ” nazi style police ” is near his black arse.. so in other words the non-supremeless court will hear an arguement over the next day or two and they will decide in the (offensive words removed) favor…

  • jopa

    Nancy Bawa;I sure hope you enjoyed your shower.Welcome to the daylight again and soon you may begin to smell the coffee.

  • Jay

    Obama’s arrogance and disdain for the American people is moving into high gear. The unrelenting news media support of whatever Obama says is giving Obama a vastly overinflated sense of job security. Barack Obama thinks most of the American voters are very stupid and actually believe his promises and assertions.

  • Jay

    The House of Rothschild – Money’s prophets FULL VERY IMPORTANT!!

  • cawun cents

    Ever notice that they call it a net and a web?
    Just a passing fancy.


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