09/12/2013 09:31 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rauner Leads In Facebook, Quinn Rules Twitter In Social Media Race

Social media has become a new measurement of a political candidate's popularity. We're following the social media trends of the six candidates for Illinois governor. The early returns show GOP candidate Bruce Rauner leading the pack in Facebook friends, though his numbers have begun to plateau after a meteoric initial rise. 

Gov. Pat Quinn, meanwhile, leads all candidates in Twitter followers. 

Will these numbers translate to votes in the March primaries? We'll know on March 18. The graphic is interactive, so move your cursor to view specific numbers!

2013-07-02-RILogo_wLink.pngTogether, we can Reboot Illinois!