The Commander-in-Chief ... of Twitter

Are the views of Americans in the red, blue and purple states really all that different? Americans from across the country tweet regularly to @BarackObama, the nation's first president to make use of social media, to publically express their views about his policies. Is there as strong of an ideological divide as the 2012 presidential election results show?

Divided Nation: Red, Blue and Purple Breakdown
Click on a state for 2012 presidential election results

Red States

Leaned Republican in the 2012 presidential election

Purple States

Toss-up states in which Obama and Romney were separated by less than 3 percent of the vote

Blue States

Leaned Democrat in the 2012 presidential election