Mike Huckabee, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and more in this week’s top gainers in political pages

By Jonathan Espinosa Comment

Mike Huckabee leads this week’s list of top gainers in the People Talking About This metric among political pages.

The top 10 pages gaining People Talking About This saw increases between about 45,000 and over 800,000 engagements. We compile this list with our PageData tool, which tracks page growth across Facebook.

1    Mike Huckabee 913,088  0  +840,322
2    Barack Obama 1,524,605  +22,214  +467,789
3    Egypt 244,249  -5,902  +210,546
4    Sarah Palin 550,715  0  +173,362
5    Women for Obama 175,040  +9,854  +86,128
6    Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימ… 136,929  +13,519  +84,700
7    Roger Williams 164,603  +5,841  +58,520
8    “We want Narender MODI as… 66,231  +9,431  +48,650
9    Narendra Modi 94,186  +5,716  +46,858
10    Abhisit Vejjajiva 106,436  +37,555  +45,346


Mike Huckabee has seen his PTAT skyrocket due to his support of the comments made by fast food chain Chick-Fil-A in regards to their stance on same sex marriages. Huckabee conceived “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day“, a “cross-protest” to protests against the restaurant chain. In anticipation for the event on Wednesday, Huckabee published multiple posts, many leading to web address iSupportFreeSpeech.com, which leads right back to the Facebook event. On the actual day of, Huckabee shared several photos of different very crowded Chick-Fil-A locations, each contributing to the page’s PTAT.

Another politician that saw an increased PTAT due to their support of Chick-Fil-A is Sarah Palin at No. 4 on this list. With one picture, Palin went viral and saw over 200,00 Likes and 25,000 shares. Huckabee also shared the image on his page which saw 37,000 likes and 2,000 shares itself. It seems that both republican politicians capitalized on a very hot topic and found a very responsive audience.

At #2, President Obama makes no mention of the Chick-Fil-A controversy, opting to focus on the 2012 Presidential Election and opponent Mitt Romney. Globally, other politicians included in this week’s list are Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat Narendra Modi, and Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva.

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