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President Obama’s Approval Ratings Spike: Get Perspectives Across the US with TipTop

This week onwards you can use TipTop, the Insight Engine, to get the best tips, perspectives and personal connections from specific locations all around the world. The ability to get the best tips about local activities, haunts, businesses & news is as easy as entering a query in the search box on & selecting a specific location from the adjacent “Any place” drop-down menu. There are many ways to make use of TipTop’s local social search such as geo-location marketing, asking local experts, discovering new restaurants, or learning how people feel about any local or global issue.

Today, I noticed a positive sentiment spike to 56% in TipTop’s In-depth coverage of “President Obama Approval Ratings”, so I took a TipTop snapshot of the political pulse around President Obama across the country. You can learn more about TipTop’s social media polling, daily sentiment trend summaries & benchmarking of these results in one of our earlier blog posts. From cities around the US & overseas, these are some insights TipTop extracted from your tweets:

  • TipTop’s Atlanta “Obama” sentiment trends at the time of this search were 22% positive & 20% negative and the concept cloud topics included ‘news, gm, man, home, star, people, & speech’. Gregomyleggo shared these results on Twitter by selecting “Sentiment Trends” from the top right “I Like” button.
  • TipTop’s Austin “Obama” results had similar sentiment ratings to those for Atlanta. Of course, the topics were different, focusing on concepts like ‘oil, admin, american, senate & snooty’. Gregomyleggo saw a provoking snippet, so he clicked “Reply” to send a tweet to the poster.
  • TipTop’s Boston “Obama” results showed people not thinking too highly of the President, tweeting negatively 17% of the time about topics corresponding to “Obama” & ‘people, admin, gm, blackberry, tv & headset’. Gregomyleggo thought a couple of the “Top Pages on the Web” TipTop extracted from these Bostonians were interesting enough to share on Twitter (by selecting the option from the “I Like” button).
  • Chicago & Los Angeles pundits shared few opinions let alone similar sentiment toward the President. We should look more into how these folks thought about his appearance on “The View“!
  • Both San Francisco & Seattle are clearly on the left coast as judged by the  Tips & piTs corresponding to those cities. While looking at the view from Washington, we see much more excitement about Michelle Obama at Good Stuff Eatery than about the real issues 😉

  • For a somewhat more international perspective, I took a look at TipTop results for Toronto & London. Tiptop found they are also tweeting about “The View” but their take on President Obama is quite different. Toronto tweets are 27% positive, focusing on topics such as auto, detroit, worker, michigan & car. London tweets are slightly more negative, trash talking the President 18% of the time … mostly about “The View“, healthcare & his blackberry.  

Generally, TipTop’s social media polling trends spike before the “Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval Poll” so keep an eye there and compare it to TipTop’s “President Obama Approval Ratings”!

Remember whenever you are looking for any kind of tips around town. Also, please send us your feedback so we can improve our local results to make your
& others’ life experiences more & more TipTop.

Greg Martin & the TipTop Team Why? Because life happens in real


Posted by on July 30, 2010 in Uncategorized


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President Obama’s Ratings via Social Media Sentiment Trends

Tiptop_logo President Obama's first year in the White House has been captured in many ways across social media. For example, I picked up a tweet from:civics4slackers with a pictorial year in review Tip, The First Year by Pete Souza TipTop Technologies also compiled a visual perspective, capturing millions of "Obama" Tip & piT rated tweets over the last few months continuing through the President's State of the Union address. Obama_satisfaction_trends
TipTop's Sentiment Trends for President Obama interactive time-line chart not only exposes the overall positive (Tip) and negative (piT) trends, it also displays the top Tip tweets, piT tweets, and Web pages which reflect the sentiment & news on any particular day. You can move the date-line slider below the trend chart to see the Tips, piTs and Web pages for any day to gain insights into why the sentiment gap is the way it is. For example, looking at November 6th (Health Care Reform Bill), Decemer 10th (Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance), & January 28th (State of the Union Address) you can see spikes in both the positive and negative sentiment around President ObamaIn
addition, top related concepts are extracted for each day of the trend
data, allowing you to search for corresponding news stories.

The overall "Obama" ratings found in the Sentiment Trends for President Obama chart  show how TipTop's semantic analysis of social media text messages are, in this case, much in-line with traditional polling results. Washington News Obama PollDemocracy Corps PostPre SpeechFor example, pre State of the Union address, the Washington Post News Poll shows approval for President Obama waning and disapproval slowly increasing, similar to TipTop's results above. In the Democracy Corps article, pre and post State of the Union speech polling results for the President show a positive jump of 16 points. TipTop's results show high negative ratings before the speech with a sharp drop-off of negative tweets post speech. Positive Tip tweets spiked quickly after the speech, but over the past week have decreased.  Beyond the ability to gain insights into these Sentiment Trends for President Obama, TipTop's semantic trend analysis and summary results creates many opportunites:

  • Comparatively, TipTop's semantic trend analysis is low cost, automated,
    and more reflective of the general population while providing accurate
    polling through social media.
  • We offer the ability to get overall sentiment results as well as high quality accurate summary examples from any social or political angle through
    well chosen keyword searches. 
  • You can easily find out what the exact reason is behind the numbers and you can find opinions at finer levels of granularity than any
    traditional polling technique could ever uncover.
  • Questions relevant to
    a topic are also learned from the data so that there is no need to ask
    a rigid set of questions at the start of a poll. The responses that are measured are spontaneous utterances of the wider
    population.  They are not influenced in any way such as in the case of
    an artificial setup of a poll.

TipTop's polling methodology and approach is vastly superior to all
existing methods. It is cheaper, faster, more comprehensive and more
accurate. What else could anyone want? If you are ready to embrace the
new world of possibilities we have opened up for you, please contact us.

Google Trends Obama Looking at Google Insights for "Obama" chart, you get trends over time associated with volume of searches. In contrast, with TipTop Technologies's sentiment trend analysis you can also find the "why" around the "now". Its as easy as moving the date-line slider on the Sentiment Trends for President Obama chart or by using TipTop Search every day to get great insights from what people are saying and make relevant discoveries from what they post.

Overflowing with positive sentiment,

Greg Martin & the TipTop Team

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Posted by on February 2, 2010 in Uncategorized


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