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Chart shows break down of topics covered in election 2012 coverage. Time frame is April 15-November 11.

Election 2012 Coverage In One Word: Hollow

In overall coverage of the general election, from its unofficial start in mid-April until November 11, the most-discussed topics were not the ones that mattered to voters. Discussion of Campaign…

Chart shows topic and sentiment of statements in Washington Post’s election coverage. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: Washington Post

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

Chart shows percentage of statements in print coverage of the election that are about different topics. Time frame is January 2 – June 22.

Policy Issues Pushing Campaign Issues Aside

In major print media, coverage of policy issues has overtaken coverage of the campaign and candidate-centric discussion for the first time this since the beginning of the GOP primary. Starting…

Chart shows percentage of total statements/quotes that are positive to Romney and Positive to Santorum in the past month.

Santorum Praised for Strong Campaign

Percentage of total statements that were positive about Santorum increased from 2% on April 8th to 9% on April 11. This occurred due to Santorum’s exit from the race on…

2012-03-14 Romney's Love Gap

Mitt’s Gap: Negative Statements About Romney Increasing Since Super Tuesday

Analysis of 17,483 statements in 4thEstate’s Newspoll™ sample show that Mitt Romney’s (orange) campaign is failing to stifle criticism. Conversely, Rick Santorum (purple) has seen a major drop in negative…

2012-03-14 NYT Santorum

The New York Times Avoids Offending

Despite mostly neutral coverage (67%), there is a slight anomaly in the New York Times‘ front-page coverage of the 2012 Election.  Since January 1—when Rick Santorum became a serious challenge…

2012-03-14 Romney's Love Gap

Mitt’s Gap: Negative Statements About Romney Increase

Analysis of 17,483 statements in 4thEstate’s Newspoll™ sample show that Mitt Romney’s (orange) campaign is failing to stifle criticism. Negative commments toward Romney have increased since Super Tuesday. Conversely, Rick…

2012-03-14 Romeny Chases Conservative Bait

Romney Chases Conservative Bait; Forced Off Message

Romney’s main message and credibility come from his prowess on economic issues, however, he has been forced off this message (green) to defend his position  in the race (yellow) and…

2012-03-14 Romeny Chases Conservative Bait

Romney In Defense of Romney

Romney’s main message and credibility come from his prowess on economic issues, however, he has been forced off this message (green) to defend his position  in the race (yellow) and…

2012-03-14 Romeny Chases Conservative Bait

Romney Forced Off Message Trying to Defend his Character

Romney’s main message and credibility come from his prowess on economic issues, however, he has been forced off this message (green) to defend his position  in the race (yellow) and…

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