Obama, Bachmann, Huckabee and others in this week’s top PTAT gainers for Politicians

Barack Obama is this week’s top gainer in the People Talking About This metric among politician pages. With 3,586,328 engagements this week and growing, the Obama campaign found itself far ahead of the Romney campaign just in time for the election.

The top 10 political pages saw PTAT growth between 15,827 and 791,987 engagements. We compile this list with our PageData tool, which tracks page growth across Facebook.

#NamePeople Talking AboutDaily GrowthWeekly Growth 
1   Barack Obama3,586,328+1,184,540+791,987
2   Michele Bachmann117,474+9,690+83,629
3   Sırrı Süreyya ÖNDER103,356+7,256+44,618
4   Mike Huckabee142,995+10,702+35,224
5   Gary Johnson125,6900+27,979
6   Governor Jan Brewer152,7360+27,069
7   AtaTürk Yolunda Ölürüm, S…98,014-10,752+22,631
8   Governor Chris Christie27,360+1,215+17,108
9   Scott Walker for Governor…23,538+1,354+16,765
10   John Boehner26,090-823+15,827


Just two weeks ago, Romney actually held a much larger PTAT than the reelected president. Though Romney’s PTAT still remains over 2 million, he saw a rapid drop when it mattered most. While Romney’s campaign seemed to lose momentum, Obama’s campaign found itself gaining with high engagements for many of its posts leading up to the election. The first picture the page posted after the election was called in Obama’s favor is reportedly the most liked picture on Facebook of all time.

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is No. 2 on the list of top gaining pages this week. The Tea Party supporter won her reelection for Minnesota 6th Congressional District, securing a fourth term. The most popular posts on her page were actually posts where she showed her support for the presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Though earning a decent amount of likes, the comments left by users are more polarizing with many Obama supporters vocalizing their opposition.

Visit PageData to see more about the top talked about pages among politicians, public figures as well as other categories.