Twitter Was Far More Positive During Hillary’s Speech Than It Was During Trump’s

Women were more involved, too

On Thursday night, as the world watched Hillary Clinton become the first woman to accept the nomination for president of a major U.S. political party, a stark difference emerged in the sentiment across Twitter.

According to Spredfast's analysis of Twitter data, sentiment during Clinton's speech was far more positive than during Republican nominee Donald Trump's acceptance of the Republican Party's nomination a week earlier. According to the tech company, online conversation during the last night of the Democratic National Convention was 22 percent less negative and 44 percent more positive than it was a week earlier when Trump spoke.

But it wasn't all glowing bursts of 140 characters for Clinton. Overall, sentiment during the speech was 13 percent positive, 70 percent neutral and 17 percent negative. During Trump's remarks, sentiment was just 9 percent positive, 69 percent neutral and 22 percent negative.

The DNC also won out in terms of total conversation. For example, Spredfast said, 1.3 million tweets on Thursday night used the hashtag #DemsInPhilly, compared with a little less than 1.2 million for #RNCinCLE on the same night a week prior. However, the chattiest evening was Wednesday, when President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine took the stage in support of Clinton.

Women were also noticeably more involved in the online dialogue. In fact, 20 percent more women were tweeting on the final night of the DNC than they were on the RNC's last night, according to Spredfast.

Here's the data:












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