CNN‘s Gut Check reports that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s “47 percent” comments register higher than his Republican National Convention speech on Facebook. Romney’s one-liner ranked a 5.1 (on a 10-point scale) on the Facebook Talk Meter on Monday. This is slightly higher than he scored the night of his speech in Tampa (a 5.04).
The quip also registered a touch higher than First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (5.06). It falls below Hurricane Isaac (5.24); NFL kick-off (6.41); former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC (7.08); and President Barack Obama’s Charlotte speech (7.28). The comment seems to have resonated the most with men over the age of 35. Women between 55-64 also seem to be buzzing about this.