Of all the emotions people expressed on Twitter during Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, “dislike” came through the strongest. That’s the analysis by Canvs, which analyzes tweets about media and measures the emotional reactions. “Dislike” came through strongest, but “Love” was second, followed by “Hate.” It was that kind of night. Let’s break it down.
Canvs measured more than four million tweets and found one million showed an emotional reaction (ER). Of those, 25.8% expressed “Dislike.” Peak dislike (38%) came just before 9:30 p.m. ET, as people reacted to Tim Kaine interrupting Mike Pence:
Tim Kaine needs to realize it sounds really immature when he tries to talk over Pence every time Pence talks. This is a joke. #VPDebate
— Ben Pike (@Coach_Pike30) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine interrupting, talking over, trying to bully. Hillary and Tim same same. Ridiculous. He is sweating. He looks mean. He is bombing.
— Claricia Quinn (@ClariciaQ) October 5, 2016
A few minutes later, “Dislike” hit another spike (28%). This time it was against Pence as he said police officers don’t have “implicit bias.”
— Andre Bellfield (@AndreBellfield) October 5, 2016
Pence said really said lets stop talking about police bias. come on man
— Ringo (@TheRingoShow) October 5, 2016
Still, it was a big night for “Love.” That emotional reaction saw a peak around 10:10 pm. Both candidates, indeed, shared the love:
— Heather Cardenas (@ebd98bb375a1408) October 5, 2016
— Mary (@iowagirl30) October 5, 2016
This was the only vice presidential debate. The next presidential debate is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m ET/6 p.m. PT. We’ll tell you how people felt about that one, too.