Tweets about the winning candidates demonstrate surprisingly similar sentiment distribution, scoring an average of 29% positive, 61% neutral, and 10% negative. Twitter users have strong, mostly positive opinions about Grace Poe, who stands out with the highest positive (61%) and lowest neutral (28%) score. At the other end of the spectrum, Gringo Honasan leads in negative tweets with 30%.
People tweeted more frequently going into election day, favoring Grace Poe and Loren Legarda as polls opened. The Twitter favorites lead the pack at the ballot-box as well, gaining 20,147,423 and 18,482,961 votes respectively at last count.
Tweet traffic peaked at different times for UNA and Team PNoy, which otherwise scored similarly. UNA saw a flurry of activity on Monday and Tuesday morning. Team PNoy's traffic spiked in response to the announcement Thursday of winning the final three seats.