Pew: Trump's social media posts get more attention than rivals'

Pew: Trump's social media posts get more attention than rivals'
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE’s social media posts attract far more attention than those of Democratic candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats seek leverage for trial Davis: Trump vs. Clinton impeachments – the major differences Sharice Davids to vote for Trump impeachment articles: 'The facts are uncontested' MORE (D-N.Y.) or her former rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left MORE (I-Vt.), according to a study released Monday.

The Pew Research Center found that Trump’s Facebook posts received an average of 76,885 reactions, compared to Clinton’s 12,537. Sanders, whose rise was buoyed by an intense Facebook fan base, only received an average of 31,830 reactions to his Facebook posts.

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Trump also outpaced the Democrats in shares and comments.

That trend held true on Twitter as well. The billionaire's bombastic tweets were retweeted an average of 5,947 times. Clinton's were retweeted an average of 1,581 times, while Sanders’s were retweeted 2,463 times.

The study was conducted based on posts between May 11 and May 31. In total, Pew examined 389 posts from Facebook and 714 tweets.

Trump has routinely dominated social media conversation around the election.

Data released on Monday by Facebook shows that he is the most-discussed candidate on the platform in the month preceding the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. That data does not reflect what people are saying about Trump, however, meaning that some of the posts, likes, comments and shares likely reflect negative or neutral sentiment.

Trump's social media presence has helped him earn countless free media during the election, allowing him to keep a high profile despite spending conservatively on advertising.