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Polling Gets Sauce-y

What do you get when you combine BBQ sauce and presidential politics? (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When barbecue sauce and presidential campaigns come together, who knows what could happen. South Carolina, known for its great BBQ, inspired some interesting and unique questions.  

This weekend, Public Policy Polling surveyed 897 likely Republican primary voters and 525 likely Democratic primary voters in the Palmetto State. And, the 29th question on the survey introduced the topic: “Do you prefer mustard, tomato, or vinegar based barbecue sauce?”  

Sanders Leads Iowa Facebook Conversation

Sanders led the Facebook conversation in Iowa on Caucus Day. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., was the top presidential candidate discussed in Iowa on Facebook on Monday. On Iowa Caucus Day, the social media site measured users’ conversations from midnight to noon on Feb. 1.  

Sanders led with 42.2 percent of the conversation, double what business mogul Donald Trump received, who came in second with 21.7 percent.  

Cast Your Vote for the Next Bobblehead

The bobblehead prototypes (Photo courtesy of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum).

What better way to predict the outcome of Super Tuesday than to poll Americans on which candidate they would most like to see in bobblehead form.  

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum launched a Kickstarter campaign on Thursday to determine which presidential candidate has the backing to become the next bobblehead. The Kickstarter campaign, which aims to raise $10,000 in pledges, will also fund the production of the figurines.  

Facebook Users Not That Into Rubio

Rubio: Not so very popular on Facebook (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

On Facebook, at least, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is the least talked about on sitting senator running for president.  

In the last month leading up to Thursday night’s Fox Business debate, 1.49 million people in the United States posted about, shared, like or commented on content about Rubio over 4.5 million times, according to data released by the social media platform. Compare that with Donald Trump, who is leading candidates in Facebook engagement — 18.9 million people have posted about, shared, liked or comments on content about the business mogul more than 105 million times in the last month.