Topic: Election 2012

Chart shows percentage of statements with sentiment from citizen newsmakers. Neutral statements excluded from dataset. Time frame is Oct 3-Oct 21.

Hey, Citizens are Starting to Like Romney

Throughout the majority of this year’s Presidential campaign, Obama had led the likability contest among those voters who have been amplified by the media (i.e. they have been sued as…

Chart shows sentiment of coverage in MSNBC's Hardball and FOX's Special Report following the second Presidential debate. Time frame is Oct 16-19

2nd Debate Reactions from MSNBC and FOX

In the three days of coverage that followed the first Presidential debate on October 3, both MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and FOX’s Special Report with Bret Baier were surprisingly…

Chart shows ratio of VoiceShare between Romney and Obama in major print outlets from October 3-16.

Romney’s VoiceShare Heading into Last Two Debates

In election coverage from October 3-16 among major print outlets, statements from Romney were amplified much more than statements from Obama. Out of statements of only the two candidates, Romney…

Chart shows the breakdown of election coverage by topic in the two days following the first Presidential debate. Time frame is October 4-5.

Follow Up Coverage of First Debate Focused on Theatrics

In the two days of coverage following the first debate between Obama and Romney, media coverage was focused on the debate in terms of the theatrics of the candidates instead…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Horse Race (polling, chances of winning, etc) in election coverage broken out by sentiment. Time frame is September 15-30.

Horse Race Coverage Favorable to Obama Heading into Debates

Following the conventions, discussion of Horse Race (polling, chances of winning, state-by-state analysis), increased. In the second half of September, Obama received significant positive coverage in relation to Horse Race…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in election coverage by each newspaper. Time frame is June 1 – September 27.

Candidate VoiceShare in Print Coverage Slanted Toward Romney

In print coverage of the election, a significant portion of the attributed statements are from the two candidates. Mitt Romney has had significantly higher VoiceShare among major print outlets’ election…

Chart shows sentiment of statements about Obama in articles that mention “Clinton” and those that do not. Time frame is June 1 – September 26.

Bill Clinton: A Boon for Obama

Bill Clinton has been a positive force for Barack Obama in his campaign. In coverage that discusses the former President, sentiment toward Barack is more positive. Bill Clinton has been…

Chart shows break down of election coverage by topic. Time frame is September 9-26.

A Look At Top Election Issues Before and After Conventions

After a summer of hollow election coverage, post-convention coverage has seen policy issues beginning to make their way onto the landscape. Political analysts and pundits are also talking about the…

Chart shows percentage of statements of election media coverage that have come from TV and Print media out of coverage from the two mediums. Time frame is May 1-September 22.

Print Coverage Gains Steam From Conventions

After months of being dominated by TV media, the election has gotten increasing coverage from print media since the conventions. For the majority of the summer, television news and talk…

Chart shows sentiment breakdown of statements from declared Republican newsmakers in election coverage. Time frame is Septemner 16-22.

Romney Receives Republican Wrath

Last week Romney received more negative sentiment in election coverage from fellow Republicans outside of his campaign than did Obama. His “47% video” was rebuked by GOP Congressional candidates who…

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