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Obama and Romney, unpopular in Twitter

Twitter users are not crazy about President Barack Obama, but even less of the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to the Twitter Political Index (Twindex).

Twindex gives an accurate picture of the political statements in the two million tweets sent everyday which mention the names of the politicians in the microblogging site. Accodring to the developer, Topsy Labs, the software can even distinguish sarcasm and humor in the cascade of tweets.

It is unclear how accurate exactly Topsy Labs’ claim is, but “anyone interested in understanding political dynamics will be fascinated by Twindex,” said a Democrat who helped with the project.