(CNN) - The secretly recorded and recently released clips of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are gaining more momentum on Facebook than Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention.
According to Facebook data provided to CNN, Mitt Romney’s remarks that some 47% of voters would not support him because of their government dependence ranked a 5.1 on the Facebook “Talk Meter” scale on Monday, which assigns a number to a person or event's magnitude on a 1-10 scale.
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This is a touch higher than he had scored the night of his August 30 speech at the RNC in Tampa, Florida (5.04) and also a touch higher than Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on September 4 (5.06). It falls below Hurricane Isaac (5.24), the NFL season opener (6.41), the MTV Video Music Awards (6.67), Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC (7.08), and President Obama’s convention speech (7.28).
The comment seems to have resonated the most with men over the age of 35. Women between ages 55-64 were also buzzing about this, the data showed.
On Monday, secretly recorded clips of Romney speaking at a campaign fund-raiser were posted to the website of left-leaning magazine Mother Jones, including a clip of Romney characterizing Obama supporters as dependent on government support systems.
"There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney says in one clip. Adding to his argument about entitlement, Romney said his "job is not to worry about those people."
Top 10 places buzzing about Romney’s remarks:
The Facebook data isn’t scientific and doesn’t measure sentiment, but provide a glimpse into which topics are gaining the most steam among Facebook's 160 million U.S. users.
For more raw data on who is discussing the candidates on Facebook, check out the Facebook CNN Election Insights tool at www.cnn.com/fbinsights.