With 20+ candidates fighting for the presidential nomination of the U.S. Democratic party, it can be tough for presidential hopefuls to stand out and find their signature issue. Some have tried to capitalize on a certain topic while others try to cover all their bases, as seen in a recent analysis by the Washington Post.
The report looked at tweets from the candidates
over a one-month time period (May 15 – June 15). Jay Inslee was one of the candidates most tied to an issue, with 55 percent of his tweets being about climate change. Only Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard accomplished more with 70 percent of her tweets being about foreign policy.
Foreign policy is also the issue that’s most talked about by South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg with 22 percent of tweets mentioning it. Beto O’Rourke tweeted about immigration most (22 percent), while Kamala Harris capitalizes on social justice (27 percent).
Poll leader Joe Biden is also big on climate change (37 percent of tweets mentioning it), while runner-up Elizabeth Warren concentrates on health care (22 percent). Bernie Sanders, who is currently head-to-head with Warren according to real Clear Politics poll averages
, has a more diverse portfolio, never devoting more than 15 percent of tweets to any specific topic.