Tone of select presidential candidates' elite news media coverage from May to November 2011

This statistic shows the tone of select 2012 U.S. presidential candidates' mentions and discussions on elite news media. Whereas the majority of presidential coverage is fairly neutral, incumbent President Barack Obama's postive and negative coverage are both the lowest and highest of all candidates with 9 and 36 percent respectively.

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 PositiveNeutralNegative
Ron Paul 20% 64% 16%
Rick Santorum 17% 57% 26%
Rick Perry 28% 43% 29%
Newt Gingrich 16% 49% 35%
Mitt Romney 27% 44% 30%
Michele Bachmann 24% 50% 25%
Jon Huntsman 19% 62% 19%
Barack Obama 9% 54% 36%
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