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

Tone of select presidential candidates' elite news media coverage in 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 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%
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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Release date
December 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 2 to November 27, 2011
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