The biggest storyline surrounding the most recent Republican presidential debate in Iowa was the absence of frontrunner Donald Trump.
The no-show certainly didn’t hurt Trump on social, where he was still the most-talked about candidate—despite not being on stage.
New metrics from SocialFlow and Brandwatch show how Trump’s non-presence loomed large. According to SocialFlow, there were nearly 1 million Twitter mentions of Trump on Jan. 27, a day before the most recent debate. The day of the debate, Jan.