Following the fourth Democratic presidential primary debate, there are winners and losers, from speaking times, social media influence and overall presentation.

Twitter Reaction

The hashtag "#DemDebate" was a Twitter trending topic throughout Sunday evening. According to Twitter, Sanders led the Democratic pack on follower growth, followed by O'Malley, then Clinton.

Ironically, Republican front-runner Donald Trump had an influence on Twitter. Statistics found the real estate mogul gained more Twitter followers than O'Malley, Clinton and fellow Republican candidate Ted Cruz during the debate.

Although O'Malley's name did trend on Twitter, the social media site ranked him third in the "Most Mentioned Candidates" repot. Sanders reportedly led the share of the conversation with 47 percent, followed by Clinton with 42 percent and then 11 percent for O'Malley.

Sanders also led the top-tweeted moments. He ranked second when it comes to discussing climate change, and ranked first with Clinton during the top of Wall Street.

Speaking Time

Sanders also led in speaking time. Politico noted Sanders spoke for 28 minutes and 7 seconds during the two hour debate, narrowly ahead of Clinton's 27 minutes and 35 seconds. O'Malley placed third with 13 minutes and 58 seconds.

DNC vs. RNC Reaction

After Sunday night's two-hour debate on NBC, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the program featured "spirited debate" where the candidates shows they have the right priorities that matches Americans' hopes, dreams and values.

"Over the course of a wide-ranging debate, the candidates covered issues from economic and health policy to national security, gun violence, climate change, criminal justice reform and college affordability. Compare that to the food fight at the Republican debate last Thursday, where they basically promised they would take us back to where we were seven years ago," said Wasserman Schultz in a statement.

Wasserman Schultz continued to hit at the Republican field, stating the GOP presidential candidates have campaigned on "doom and gloom," and how the last Republican president left office with the Great Recession, "robbing millions of Americans of their jobs, their homes, and their savings."

The DNC chair, who also serves as the congresswoman for Florida's 23rd Congressional District, said the next president stood on stage during the Charleston, South Carolina debate.

On the other side of the political aisle, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Reince Priebus acknowledged the fact the three Democratic candidates -- Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley -- did not mention national security or foreign policy among their top three priorities. He also noted Clinton shift further "left" to compete against self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Sanders.

"Not content with Barack Obama's legacy of a toxic Iran deal and the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, Democrats doubled down on the extreme and failed policies of the current administration, despite the fact Americans are desperately looking for a new direction that will only come with Republican leadership,' said Priebus, adding that Sunday's debate further showed why a Republican has to win the White House, "and that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats don't have the ideas to keep America safe and prosperous."


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