Topic : romney

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 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…

Chart shows percentage of statements from third-party newsmakers out of total election coverage about Obama and Romney, showing break down of sentiment of those statements within each bar. Statements not about Obama or Romney not shown on chart. Time frame is September 16-22.

Romney’s Rough Week

Last week, the “47% video” caused major negative attention to shift onto Romney, his stance on entitlements, and his character. Following Mother Jones’ leak of Romney’s “47% video” last Monday,…

Chart shows percentage of statements on Foreign Policy broken out by newsmaker. Time frame is August 23-September 20.

Netanyahu Enters Election Fray

In the past few weeks, as Foreign Policy discussion in election coverage has increased, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got VoiceShare on the issue. As Israel and Iran are major…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Foreign Policy broken out by sentiment. Time frame is August 20-November 17.

The Foreign Policy Game

Obama and Romney have gone negative on Foreign Policy in the past month of election coverage. From third-party newsmakers, Romney has received significant negativity while Obama has gotten some positive…

Chart shows percentage of statements about different issues in election coverage. Only top 5 topics shown. Time frame is August 18 – September 14.

Major Issue Shifts from Pre and Post Convention Coverage

The major topics of election coverage shifted in quantity of coverage from before, during, and after the conventions. Entitlements were of high focus going into the RNC, while Foreign Policy…

Chart shows percentage of coverage in the Miami Herald broken down by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: Miami Herald

While the 4thEstate is working to catch up on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts about election coverage of the summer. In their…

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