Topic : economy

Chart shows percentage of statements from Mitt Romney in election coverage that have been Negative to Obama (purple) and Positive to Romney. Time frame is January 1 – June 24.

Romney Increases Criticism of Obama

Romney has steadily been increasing his criticism of Barack Obama since the end of the GOP Primary. Meanwhile, Romney’s endorsement of his own policy beliefs and accomplishments has decreased, revealing…

Chart shows percentage of statements in election coverage from Barack Obama and his campaign staff that were Neutral (grey), Negative to Romney (orange), and Positive to Obama (green). Time frame is May 23 – June 19.

Obama’s Costly Gaffe

Obama’s comment that “The private sector is doing fine” was amplified across the media space, causing outcry from Romney and the right. The amplification and subsequent attempt to clarify these…

Chart shows percentage of statements in presidential election coverage about the Economy (Green) and about Campaign-centric issues such as Candidate Character, Religion, Campaign Strategy, Fundraising, etc (Gray). Time frame is May 17 – June 14.

May Job Report Pumps Up Economy Coverage

The Jobs Report released on June 1st drove discussion of the Economy back to the fore of election 2012 coverage, almost overtaking discussion of campaign-centric issues. The poor numbers of…

Chart shows sentiment of statements toward Mitt Romney in coverage of the economy on a scale where +1 is very positive and -1 is very negative. Circle size represents statements volume. Time frame is Nov 1 – May 29.

Obama and Romney’s Economic Struggles

The scatter plot chart above shows that overall sentiment toward Mitt Romney in statements about the economy has steadily become more negative. The most negative period has been in the…

Word cloud displays top 50 words used by Barack Obama and his campaign staff in statements discussing the economy. Omits the word “economy”. Time Frame is Nov 1 – May 15.

Language Of The Economy

When discussing the economy, Romney and his campaign staff emphasize the failures of Barack Obama as evidence by the frequent use of the words “president” and “Obama”. Other negative words…

Word cloud displays top 50 words used in statements by citizen newsmakers since Santorum dropped out and Romney became the presumptive nominee. Time Frame is April 11 – May 24.

Citizen Lexicon Evolves in General Election

During the GOP Primary, language used by citizen newsmakers was very candidate-centric. Instead of discussing policy issues, citizens were focused on the personalities of the candidates. The prominence of the…

Chart shows distribution of topic and sentiment of statements by the Obama campaign. Includes statements from Barack Obama. Time frame is April 13-May 11.

Obama Campaign Stokes Fire on Social Issues

In our last post, “The Effect of Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement”, we discussed how Biden and Obama’s announcements on gay marriage brought Social Issues discussion back into focus, causing a…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Social Issues and the Economy. Time frame is April 12-May 10.

The Effect of Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement

Obama’s announcement that he supported same-sex marriage caused an enormous spike in discussion of Social Issues (red). In the past two weeks, discussion of social issues in election coverage has…

Chart Shows Message and Sentiment of Obama Campaign Staffers (excludes Obama). March 24-April 20.

Obama Campaign Staff Hones In On Romney

In the past 30 days, the Obama campaign has awoken after a drawn out Republican primary that will see Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee.  With a target defined, the…

White House on Social Issues

White House Sets Convenient Agenda

Over the last couple of months, there has been a notable increase of mentions to social issues in the media against economy debate. This is important because whoever frames the…

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