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Michelle Tops Barack Obama in Online Mentions

9/06/2012 12:10 PM Eastern

It may be the nominating convention for Barack Obama, but First Lady Michelle drew more online mentions by a wide margin Wednesday thanks to the buzz generated by her speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night.

According to General Sentiment, which surveys mentions on Twitter, news sites and social media, Michelle Obama received over 1.35 million mentions to her husband's 758,495.

According to the company, Michelle Obama accounted for almost half the online discussion of all DNC speakers Wednesday.

As far as online issue discussion related to the Democratic convention in Charlotte, the economy was tops at 37.6% of mentions, followed by jobs at 29.2% and health care at 25.5%.

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