04 March 2008

Economy Gathers Leading Spot for all Candidates

By Glenn Fannick
Dow Jones Insight staff

Domestic issue coverage, across mainstream and social media and in proximity to the five remaining candidates, continues to show differences.

Biggest one to note: Health care remains big for the Democrats (24% of all mentions) and small for the GOP (9%). The economy is No. 1 for everyone.

The difference in domestic issue coverage between Obama and Clinton is slight, with the concept of "terrorism" and "health care" being the only places where there is noticeable difference. Obama gets more mentions in close proximity to terrorism to Clinton's edge in health care. But the volumes change when you consider the McCain, Huckabee and Paul.

Terrorism continues to be McCain's issue, second only to the economy. Think Huckabee? Think immigration (26% of his coverage to 9% for the next closest candidate).

Methodology: "Close proximity" is defined as about 50 words. The total number of documents for this analysis equals 29,570 from Feb. 26 to March 3, 2008. Sources in this analysis include more than 6,000 newspapers, wires, magazines, radio and TV transcripts; more than 13,000 current-awareness news Web sites; 2 million of the most influential blogs; and more than 6,000 message boards.


Anonymous said...

Obama's not Kennedy, no way, no how.
All show, lots of attitude and ego, lots of money, elitism, no real time in the ranks on the Hill. Clinton has had wartime, taken the heat, held her head up, is non-elitist. If she slides to Obama, with another Bush wannabe in the wings in McCain, I wouldn't even want to vote, and if I did, would not want either. Depressing in a depressing time.

Unknown said...

A far left Media ...
A far left President ...
A far left Congress ...
A far left Senate ...
eliminates all the checks and
balances that our democracy is based upon.
A vote for Obama is a vote for voter fraud,
a corrupt media, and the road to Socialism.
God Help Us !!!