General Election 2015: Challengers’ debate good for Bennett, bad for Farage, Twitterverse says

Twitter has spoken! Who won tonight's debate?
No wonder she looks happy (Picture: Getty Images)

She might be prone to a ‘brain fade’ or two (and occasionally struggles with figures), but an impressive performance in tonight’s challengers’ debate saw Natalie Bennett ‘win’ against her fellow party leaders.

At least that’s what Twitter thinks, according to analysts.

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Data compiled by social media sentiment analysts TheySay found that the Green party leader had the highest proportion of positive tweets to negative tweets, narrowly beating out Ed Miliband.

Nigel Farage, meanwhile, comfortably came out on top when it came to negative tweets, with his claim that the audience were ‘too left wing’ not going down well.

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‘Farage’s sentiment dropped like a stone immediately after he insulted the audience about the nature of the housing market,’ said TheySay co-founder Dr Karo Moilanen.

Of course, some people on Twitter were just very, very bored.

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16 April 2015 | 10:20 pm – Source:


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