In less than 12 hours, US President-elect, Joe Biden, has gained additional 4.6 million followers on Twitter, according to findings by Nairametrics.
His followers moved from 12.2miliion followers as at 12:30 am GMT+1 to 16.8 million followers as at the time of writing this (7:30 am GMT+1).
This jump is largely attributable to the victory of the septuagenarian at the recently concluded polls.
Recall that Nairametrics had earlier announced that Joe Biden has won the US presidential race, having satisfied the 270 electoral college votes requirement.
What this means
The spike in Joe Biden’s Twitter followership could be a pointer to his popularity and acceptance in the US and globally. This is observed from his achievement of over 75 million votes at the just concluded election – the highest vote ever by any American presidential hopeful.
Why it matters
The recent development is a big boost to the President-elect, especially as he strives to gain the trust and support of his country’s allies and rebuild the frosty relationship prevalent in the outgoing regime.
It could also put to bed questions over the popularity of Joe-Biden, as implied by Donald Trump, who raised alarm over the credibility of the polls.
What to expect
Nairametrics expects a further increase in the numbers in the coming days and when he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America.
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