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    Obama Sees Unusual Spike In Facebook Likes

    More than 10 times his usual daily growth rate.

    President Barack Obama's Facebook page showed an unusual spike in "likes" on Tuesday, growing by more than 1.1 million — a more than 4 percent increase.

    Obama and Romney had largely kept pace with each other in new "likes," though Obama maintains more than a 3-to-1 lead.

    Earlier this year the Romney campaign came under fire for a large spike in Twitter followers, sparking accusations that they purchased them. Aides quickly denied the rumors.

    The Obama campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the spike.