Carly Fiorina, the Republican presidential candidate, tried to woo voters in Iowa, but in a manner which has resulted in her gathering more opposers than supporters.

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO started a veritable Twitter storm when she announced that she would be rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes, who were playing against her alma mater, Stanford University, at the Rose Bowl, reports ESPN.

Twitterati expressed their outrage at what was a blatant example of political pandering with the Iowa caucus only one month away, reports Politico. Former congressman John Dingell was among those who saw through Fiorina's ruse.

Sadly for Fiorina, despite her support, the Hawkeyes lost to Stanford 45 to 16, and thus was born the #CarlyCurse hashtag, reports Mashable. Users took turns to predict who Fiorina should support next, and what not to do on a presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, took to Twiiter to support her alma mater, Stanford.