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

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PositiveNeutralNegative
Ron Paul20%64%16%
Rick Santorum17%57%26%
Rick Perry28%43%29%
Newt Gingrich16%49%35%
Mitt Romney27%44%30%
Michele Bachmann24%50%25%
Jon Huntsman19%62%19%
Barack Obama9%54%36%
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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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