Paul Ryan wasn’t a well-known politician (outside of Washington circles) until this weekend when he was thrust into the spotlight as the running mate for GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. With stardom firmly achieved, it brings the age old question to light: What do people really think of Paul Ryan? Well, let’s use Zazzle’s data to try and figure that out… Below is the graph of positive Paul Ryan search terms on Zazzle soon after the announcement.
As you can see, there is an absolute EXPLOSION of people (and Zazzle Sellers) hard at work searching (and creating designs) for Mr. Ryan. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that most people are supporting him; it only means that there’s interest in this new political figure. To figure out the feelings of the internet/world, we need augment the above data with “anti-Paul Ryan” searches to see the below graph.
So there you have it. It seems that the fans of Paul Ryan are much more motivated right now than his detractors. Will this change? Definitely. There’s only one constant in all elections, every politician screws up and when he/she does, the Zazzle Community reacts. What do you think of the data, does it agree with your views on Paul Ryan? Share in the comments!