How Americans reacted to the GOP primary debate in five pictures

Most of the candidates and all of the moderators had a good night by the numbers.

Image via Fox News' YouTube channel
Image via Fox News' YouTube channel

Social media intelligence firm Synthesio culled data from Thursday night to Friday morning about Americans’ reactions to the first Republican debate in Cleveland.

The data originated on social media, online media sites, mainstream media outlets, forums, blogs, and other sources on pre-, mid-, and post-debate conversations.

Word cloud: Positive vs. negative mentions
The words most used in a positive light included "immigration," "Republican," "Donald," and "rights." Words often used in a negative tone included "Obama," "Iran," and "women."

Trump generates the most buzz…
The billionaire businessman generated the largest share of voice and mentions among all candidates, followed by Dr. Ben Carson and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

…but also a high negative sentiment
Of the top five highest buzz generators, Trump and Ted Cruz generated the most negative sentiment.

Immigration the most talked about
Immigration was the most-talked-about topic during the debate, followed closely by Planned Parenthood. Foreign policy came in a distant third.

Most approve of the moderators
All three Fox News moderators were discussed in a more positive than negative light.

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