Updated Daily: French Presidential Election 2017 on Facebook
How does social media activity reflect candidates’ success?
French Presidential Election 2017 on Facebook
Macron took the 2nd place on Facebook on the Election day.
After the attack in Paris in the evening 20.4. Le Pen’s activity goes up.
The leader of the National Front party, Marine Le Pen and the Left Party candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon have the biggest social media activity.
Mélenchon’s Facebook engagement went past the Former Prime Minister, Republican François Fillon in mid-March 2017.
The independent candidate and former Socialist Party member Emmanuel Macron has been leading the polls for a long time. His Facebook engagement is lower.
The other Socialist Party candidate Benoît Hamon’s Facebook page is smallest of the five “big” candidates.
Opinion polls for the first round of voting
In the opinion polls (source: Wikimedia Commons), Macron leads, Le Pen comes second, Fillon third and Mélenchon fourth after a significant surge. Hamon’s support has been fading.
As to Facebook engagement, today the winner list is:
- Le Pen
As to the opinion poll, the winner list is:
- Le Pen
A longer post with more data is available here, beware the long loading time as there are a lot of graphs! https://ezyinsights.com/blog/2017/04/02/election-presidentielle-francaise-de-2017/