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Chart shows percentage of statements from different Romney campaign newsmakers out of all statements from the Romney campaign. Time Frame is May 3-May 31.

Romney & Obama Use Different Bench Strategies

In the past month, over 70% of statements from the Romney campaign have been attributed to Mitt Romney himself. Other prominent Romney campaign officials that are identified by name have…

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…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the San Francisco Chronicle and Boston Globe. “Other” represents statements about neither candidate. Time frame is May 1 – May 29.

Marked Contrast in SF Chronicle vs. Boston Globe Coverage

In the month of May, the coverage of the Presidential Election candidates was markedly different between the San Francisco Chronicle and the Boston Globe. In the San Francisco Chronicle, 70%…

Chart shows percent of total statements about Campaign Strategy (black), Economy (green) and Social Issues (red). Time Frame is May 1 – May 29.

General Election Strategy Shapes Coverage

In the second half of May, election coverage became increasingly about campaign strategy rather than policy issues. On May 14, the percent of quotes about campaign strategy was only 17%…

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 Barack Obama’s negative statements. Time frame is Nov 1 – May 15.

Don’t Be So Negative Barack and Mitt

Mitt Romney’s frequent use of the words “president” and “Obama” show that he has been overwhelmingly critical of Barack Obama throughout the GOP Primaries and General Election. His two biggest…

Chart shows percentage of statement from Mitt Romney that were Negative to Obama (purple) and Neutral (gray). Time frame is April 21 – May 19.

Romney Sidetracked by Gay Marriage Discussion

Percentage of statements from Mitt Romney that were negative to Barack Obama decreased significantly due to the discourse on gay marriage. From May 4 to May 7, 55% of statements…

Chart shows VoiceShare (percentage of statements about/from) Obama and Romney in election coverage in the New York Times and Washington Post. Time frame is April 15 – May 13.

New York Times Ramps up Obama Coverage

In the past month, the New York Times has covered Barack Obama significantly more than the Washington Post. In Chart 1, we can see that just under half (44%) of…

Word Cloud displays top 50 words used by Mitt Romney in statements where he speaks positively about himself. Time frame is Nov 1 – May 15.

Positive Reinforcement from Obama and Romney

When Mitt Romney speaks positively about himself, there is evidence that he frequently stresses his experience in the private sector and his ability to improve the economy. The words “economy”,…

Chart shows top 10 topics with sentiment distribution that citizen newsmakers have toward Barack Obama. Time Frame is April 11 – May 15.

Obama Won Citizen Backing With Gay Marriage Endorsment

Since Santorum dropped out of the race on April 10, statements from citizen newsmakers about Obama have concerned his personality and background (Character) more than other issues. 23% of statements…

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