NPP has taken a lead in positive sentiments on social media posts – IMANI PULSE | 3News

NPP has taken a lead in positive sentiments on social media posts – IMANI PULSE | 3News

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken a lead in positive sentiment on the social media posts monitored, IMANI’s Public Understanding and Literacy for Sentiment and Election analysis (PULSE) has said. 

According to the analysis, the NDC has dropped from 10.22% to 9.50% while the NPP increased marginally to 10.71% from 10.22%.

Public negative sentiment has significantly dropped for both.

Purely negative sentiment over the period decreased for both party candidates.

People that spoke of NPP negatively fell by almost 13% (12.89%) from around 30.7% a month earlier to about 17.81%, which is a huge drop in negative sentiments.

The period under observation for this edition of the report is from the 26th of February to the 26th of March 2024.

The NDC also had their sentiments fall albeit about a quarter of the margin of NPP’s fall.

This led them to an around 18.64% negative sentiment rate from 21.86% last month.

A little bit of analysis will be required to determine what significant factors led to the sharp decreases in negative sentiment.

It could be that the social media teams are being very proactive in portraying positive feelings among their following leading to more favourable posts instead of negative ones.

One issue worthy of mention is the large negative sentiments with relation to the SONA 2024, where a quote shared on Joy News and other media outlets originating from Hajia Ayamba, saying that Dr Bawumia should be rejected because he is a terrible mate and will not be a good driver was had a whooping 631,000 engagements on social media and was shared from JOYNEWS’s website a total of 1446 times from that primary source alone.

The mentions that had the most extensive reach came from: tiktok.com (authors: officialutvghana), youtube.com (authors: Magraheb TV).

“For Candidate Mahama, on March 07, there was a walk and a dance challenge that led to massive engagement to the tune of around 243,000.

This is also because additional datasets were available due to improved and increased mentions from the Mahama campaign, allowing for more mentions to be sampled.

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