Topic : romney

Chart shows percentage of statements among the top 5 most-covered Romney VP candidates, broken down by sentiment. Time frame is June 1-August 10.

Ryan was Attack Dog Candidate with Biggest Teeth

Leading up to Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan for GOP Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan was the most effective campaign surrogate among Romney’s VP long list. In the past three…

Left: Chart shows sentiment toward Mitt Romney in election coverage one week before Ryan was selected as VP nominee. Time frame is August 1-9. Right: Chart shows sentiment toward Mitt Romney following his selection for Ryan as VP nominee. Time frame is August 10-14.

Paul Ryan Media Honeymoon: So Far, So Good

On Friday August 11 Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. While the polling effects of the Ryan pick remains to be seen, the impact on…

Chart shows coverage of Mitt Romney by the USA Today broken out by topic and sentiment. Time farm is June 1 – August 7.

Wall Street Journal and USA Today Provide Romney Boost

Election coverage in NewsCorp’s Wall Street Journal and USA Today has varied significantly in terms of their candidate focus. However, sentiment trends of each paper suggests that they are helping…

Chart shows distribution of percentage of statements made by newsmakers who are on the long list for Romney’s Vice Presidential nominee in articles that mention the terms “vice president”. Former presidential candidates Bachmann, Gingrich and Santorum excluded. Time frame is July 1 – August 7.

Media Picks Portman For Romney VP Nominee

Among the long list of contenders for Romney’s VP, Marco Rubio has had the highest VoiceShare over the past three months. However, the media has amplified Rob Portman’s voice to…

Chart shows statements from Obama’s campaign staff categorized by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 4.

Obama Letting Staff Do Dirty Work

Since June 1, Obama has played a smaller role within his campaign than has Romney. His staff has also been responsible for most of the offense while Obama himself has…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Mitt Romney distributed by topic in articles that mention “Israel” and articles that mention “Iran”. Time frame is July 20 – August 3.

How Romney Framed Israel and Iran

During Romney’s trip to London, Israel and Poland, he spoke frequently about his Foreign Policy ideas. However, when speaking about Iran, he framed his discussion about National Security more than…

Chart shows percent of negative statements out of total coverage among each of the top ten print outlets in their coverage of the election. Time frame is May 1 – August 2.

Negative Coverage Among Top Print Outlets

The tone of coverage of the presidential election has been more negative than positive. Among the top 10 national print outlets covering the election, about 20% of coverage has been…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Lobbyist/Advocacy Groups, Non-Profits/NGO’s and Think Tanks distributed by topic and sentiment. Time frame is April 17 – August 1.

Voice of The Institution

Agenda-driven newsmakers that represent Lobbyist/Advocacy Groups, Non-Profits/NGO’s and Think Tanks have most of their coverage about social issues. Out of these three types of newsmakers, those representing Lobbyist/Advocacy Groups have…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Economy (green) and Foreign Policy (pink) in media coverage of the election. Time frame is July 1 – 29.

Romney’s Trip Drives Coverage of Foreign Policy

Romney’s trip abroad changed the conversation of the election coverage from the economy to foreign policy. The majority of the coverage was driven by Romney himself, as his statements on…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama out of election coverage in top print outlets. Time frame is April 17 – July 28.

Candidate Coverage Among Top Print Outlets

Among top national print outlets, Mitt Romney has almost double the statements in election coverage than Barack Obama. For newsmakers discussing the candidates in these outlets, the ratio is also…

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