Topic : republican

Chart shows percentage of statements from congress people, broken down by Senators and Representatives, and also broken down by party affiliation. Time frame is September 1-October 31.

Members of Congress in Presidential Election Coverage

In election coverage since September 1, US Senators have been quoted more than Representatives. Of the two groups, almost 70% of statements in election coverage from September 1-October 31 have…

Breakdown of issues and sentiments in the coverage of the San Francisco - broken down by Obama and Romney campaign voices.

Spotlight: San Francisco Chronicle

Today’s Sunday spotlight focuses on the patterns of the coverage of the San Francisco Chronicle during the general election. For the purpose of all the charts in this post, we…

Breakdown of issues and sentiments in the coverage of the Detroit Free Press during general election time period. April 15 - August 1.

Spotlight: Detroit Free Press

Today’s Sunday spotlight focuses on the patterns of the coverage of the Detroit Free Press during the general election. For the purpose of all the charts in this post, we…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Republicans (red) and Democrats (blue) among coverage of major issues in election coverage. Excludes statements from Romney and Obama. Time frame is May 1 – July 17.

Republicans Getting More Coverage than Democrats

Since May 1st, Republican newsmakers have received more coverage on major issues than have Democrats. In major print outlets, the gap is even more severe. Although the gap in coverage…

Chart shows percentage of statements made by partisans and former politicians. Time frame is January 2 – June 2.

Partisan Newsmakers Gaining Influence

Partisans and former politicians have had steadily increasing VoiceShare since the beginning of the GOP Primaries in January. These newsmakers are defined as people that work for a political party,…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Republican, Democratic, and Nonpartisan newsmakers. Time frame is January 10- May 9.

Nonpartisans Dominate Election Coverage

On April 19, we wrote a post called “Democratic Voices Enter the Fray” which showed that percentage of statements from democratic newsmakers began to increase in late February when Mitt…

2 May War on Women Life Cycle-450

“War on Women” Forgotten After One Week

Following Hilary Rosen’s comments on CNN about Ann Romney, a large discourse erupted over the “war on women” and women’s role in society. This discourse is reflected in the Social…

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…

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