By Alicia M. Cohn - 03/26/12 05:03 PM EDT
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday touted the fact that Republicans rank consistently higher than Democrats in their social media influence according to a new survey of members of Congress on Twitter.
According to Edelman’s research, Republicans outperformed — or, as Boehner put it, “dominated” — Democrats on all success metrics studied by the public relations firm.
Boehner also used the report to publicize the GOP’s Twitter hashtag, #HCRcostsjobs, meant for use this week as the Supreme Court weighs the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
Sanders touted his spot on the list of influential tweeters over the weekend. Sanders ranked at the top for both most influence and highest engagement, according to the firm’s research. He posted a thank you to all his social media followers on his Twitter and Facebook accounts.