Topic : foreign policy

Chart shows percentage of statements in election coverage from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney broken out by topic. Time frame is October 22-25.

Analysis of the Final Presidential Debate

In the final Presidential debate held last Monday, the theme was foreign policy. However, campaign issues (strategy, general debate recap, horse race status, etc) made up 29% of the coverage…

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 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 about Foreign Policy in Special Report with Bret Baier and Hardball with Chris Matthews that are negative to Romney and Obama. Time frame is August 20 – September 17.

MSNBC and FOX Amp Up Negative Coverage on Foreign Policy

As Foreign Policy reached the spotlight, two TV shows covered it with significant negative coverage toward opposite candidates. Negative coverage on Foreign Policy for these shows has been almost double…

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 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 distribution of sentiment of statements from Romney concerning Terrorism, Foreign Policy, and National Security. Date range is April 24-May 5

Romney’s Mixed Foreign Policy Messaging

In the backlash of Biden’s comments about Romney’s ineptitude on foreign policy and national security – “Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive” – Romney reacted swiftly to…

Shows spike in discussion of Foreign Policy connected to anniversary of Bin Laden's death

Anniversary of Bin Laden’s Death Sparks Election Moshpit

Marking the one year anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death, Barack Obama and Joe Biden used the accomplishment to attack Mitt Romney on his foreign policy record. Even Bill Clinton…

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