November 23rd, 2012 6:38 pm EST - By Dave Manuel
President Obama Tops List With Over 23 Million Followers
Who are the most popular US politicians based on number of Twitter followers?
It should be fairly obvious as to who is at the top of the list. President Barack Obama, who currently has 23,733,203 Twitter followers, has successfully used social media during his two Presidential campaigns. For that reason, it shouldn't surprise you to find out that Obama is not only the most followed US politician on Twitter, but one of the most followed people in the world as well.
Next up on the list? The man that President Obama defeated in the 2008 Presidential election, Senator John McCain. As of this moment, McCain has over 1.7 million Twitter followers.
Let's take a look at the most followed US politicians on Twitter:
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) - 23,733,203 Followers
John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) - 1,788,461 Followers
Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) - 388,348 Followers
Vice President Biden (@JoeBiden) - 354,950 Followers
Paul Ryan (@reppaulryan) - 323,902 Followers
Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) - 264,048 Followers
Ron Paul (@RepRonPaul) - 195,492 Followers
Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) - 163,011 Followers
Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) - 145,248 Followers
Eric Cantor (@gopleader) - 113,107 Followers
Allen West (@AllenWest) - 108,519 Followers
Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) - 82,509 Followers
Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) - 72,802 Followers
Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) - 66,687 Followers
Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) - 66,102 Followers
ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) - 59,478 Followers
Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (@TomCoburn) - 53,386 Followers
Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) - 52,968 Followers
John Kerry (@JohnKerry) - 50,052 Followers
Chuck Schumer (@chuckschumer) - 40,937 Followers
Mike Pence (@RepMikePence) - 38,089 Followers
Thaddeus McCotter (@ThadMcCotter) - 37,400 Followers
Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) - 34,911 Followers
Orrin Hatch (@OrrinHatch) - 34,875 Followers
Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) - 34,350 Followers
Note: Mitt Romney, who recently lost to Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential election, currently has over 1.7 million Twitter followers.