Almost every member of Congress is also a member of Twitter.
We know they tweet a lot. But who do they follow?
The results are going to serve as an ego boost for some media outlets and confirm the worst suspicions about Congress — showing that what members of Congress like most is reading about themselves:
No. 1: @The Hill — followed by 62.9 percent
No. 2: @Politico — followed by 61.2 percent
No. 3: @CSpan — followed by 61 percent.
@WhiteHouse ranks No. 9, followed by just over 50 percent on the Hill.
As in all matters congressional, there is a sharp partisan divide here.
The No. 1 account followed by Democrats: @WhiteHouse
The No. 1 account followed by Republicans: @SpeakerBoehner
The study, however, will make Mike Allen’s day.
The one-man force of nature behind Politico’s Playbook is the No. 1 journalist followed by Democrats and Republicans alike.
Rachel Maddow over at MSNBC, of course, fares better among Democrats, Bret Baier over at FOX stronger among Republicans.