Obama, Romney, Ryan, Santorum are 2012's most-talked-about political figures on Facebook

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Obama also tops the list of 10 most popular political topics on Facebook during the past year. The list also includes topics such as gay marriage and ObamaCare.

Mitt Romney comes in second on both lists. The other two most-talked-about politicians this year were GOP vice presidential candidate Paul RyanPaul RyanFeds can learn lessons from states about using data to inform policy House passes resurrected LGBT measure Ryan seeks to put stamp on GOP in Trump era MORE and Rick Santorum, a contender for the Republican presidential nomination. 

Wisconsin congressman Ryan appears on the lists for both politics and for public figures, competing on the latter with sports and screen stars. Vice President Biden does not appear on either list.

Facebook's list of popular political topics in 2012:

Barack ObamaBarack ObamaNorth Korea calls Obama’s Hiroshima trip ‘childish’ Sanders takes different position on superdelegates than he did in 2008 Ryan seeks to put stamp on GOP in Trump era MORE
Mitt Romney
Voted
Four More Years
Paul Ryan
Rick Santorum
Gay Marriage
Obamacare
The Polls
DNC

Facebook's list of public figures popular in 2012:

Barack Obama 
Mitt Romney 
One Direction 
Tim Tebow 
Eli Manning and Peyton Manning (tie) 
Madonna 
Honey Boo Boo 
Jeremy Lin 
Paul Ryan 
Phillip Phillips 

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