Infographic: How the Third Debate Played Out in Battleground States

    by Courtney Lowery Cowgill
    October 23, 2012
    If social media is any indication, it's still a mixed bag in the swing states after the third debate.

    Over the next few weeks, all eyes will be on the so-called “battleground states” of Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.

    So, how did the presidential candidates fare in those places during their third and final debate?

    In the swing states, the 'Apology Tour' was the most mentioned topic for Obama and the 'Auto Bailout' for Romney."

    If social media is any indication, it’s still a mixed bag.


    Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, which measures social interest. AddThis analyzed the social mentions per candidate across more than 14 million unique domains and 300-plus social services on the night of the debate between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EDT.

    Click the graphic for a larger version.

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    Managing editor Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer based in central Montana. In addition to her work with MediaShift, she teaches online courses at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism. Before she came to MediaShift, she was the co-founder and editor in chief of the now shuttered online magazine NewWest.Net. When she’s not writing, teaching or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 15 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young daughter. She blogs about life on the farm, and other things, at www.lifecultivated.com.

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