With Trinidad and Tobago’s General Election merely three weeks away, politicians continue their campaigning, using all available mediums to disburse information.
In recent days, the Prime Minister and her United National Congress campaigners have opted to email and telephone the voting public, a move that has come with some level of scrutiny.
Social media too, has been at the centre of the main political parties’ campaigns, however two of the Prime Minister’s social pages are noticeably stronger when it comes to following and activity that those of the Opposition Leader.
Recent popularity polls conducted showed that Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar’s popularity remained strong and this may be in part to her social media standing.
On Facebook, the Prime Minister speaks to some 116,000 followers as compared to Dr. Rowley’s mere 18,000.
On Twitter, the Prime Minister has a following of 10,900, while Dr. Rowley’s page is followed by only 3,873 people.
The platform that’s proven to be an attraction by a stronger youth audience, however, is dominated by Dr. Rowley. Some 1,878 Instagrammers have been following the Opposition Leader as compared to a mere 103 followers of Mrs. Persad Bissessar on that social media platform.
Meanwhile, several of the candidates of the respective parties, too, have been making their presence felt on social media, provoking thought and discussion where necessary in the lead up to the September 7th General Election.