Events

#VicVotes on Twitter

By Kara Hinesley
Thursday, 22 November 2018

Victoria is heading to the polls this Saturday, and Twitter is giving folks a front row seat as the conversation unfolds.

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Looking at the topics and trends that have Victorian voters talking over the past few weeks, the most mentioned hashtags on Twitter in relation to #vicvotes are:

  • #ChangeTheRules
  • #VoteBelowTheLine
  • #VoteForests
  • #ClimateImpactsVIC
  • #BourkeSt
  • #UniteAgainstFamilyViolence
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Conversations using the hashtag #vicvotes have also focused on these most mentioned terms:

  • Crime
  • Schools
  • Workers
  • Energy (including renewable)
  • Forests (including logging)
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Here is a breakdown of the the most mentioned #vicvotes party leaders:*

  1. Daniel Andrews — Labor (53 per cent)
  2. Matthew Guy — Liberal (45 per cent)
  3. Samantha Ratnam — Greens (2 per cent)

*Percentage based on volume of Tweets mentioning candidate handles and #vicvotes in the last week

 

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The emojis that were most frequently used on Twitter in reference to #vicvotes were:

  1. 😂
  2. 🗳
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See the best highlights of the Twitter conversation on @MomentsAU. For all the latest updates throughout Election Day, follow the hashtag #vicvotes on Twitter. 🗳

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@karahinesley

Kara Hinesley

‎@karahinesley‎

Head of Public Policy, Australia and New Zealand