-- Interactions on the social platform Facebook related to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas more than doubled those of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a period measured earlier this month according to data -- which is approximate -- provided to ABC News by Facebook.
Facebook, which measured the data from April 17 to April 23, reported 2.2 million interactions related to Cruz and about 1 million interactions related to Bush.
Facebook defines "interactions" on the social platform as posts, comments, likes and shares.
Bush is exploring a run for the White House while Cruz has officially declared his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race.
Interactions related to Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul were 1.8 million and 1.3 million for Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
For Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Facebook reported 1.1 million interactions.
All reported numbers are approximate.