Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Google News Democratic Poll for 7/30/03

  This Week (7/30) Last Week (7/23)
1 John Kerry 5130 18.4% -1.0 1 4880 19.3%
2 Bob Graham 5010 17.9% +2.8 3 3830 15.2%
3 Howard Dean 4760 17.0% +0.1 2 4280 17.0%
4 John Edwards 2860 10.2% +0.0 4 2580 10.2%
5 Joe Lieberman 2840 10.2% +0.2 5 2510 10.0%
6 Dick Gephardt 2520 9.0% +0.8 7 2080 8.2%
7 Dennis Kucinich 2290 8.2% -1.4 6 2420 9.6%
8 Al Sharpton 1600 5.7% -0.6 8 1590 6.3%
9 Carol Moseley Braun 922 3.3% -0.9 9 1050 4.2%

The biggest winner of the week was Bob Graham by a large margin. The release of the 9/11 report probably had a lot to do with this since he is the ranking Democrat on the Senate committee that wrote the report.

Dick Gephardt improved his standings a little for what reason I can't say.

Dennis Kucinich was the biggest loser. He got a temporary bump in media coverage because of Bush's Iraq problems but, as the focus turned off that a bit this past week, that bump disappeared. Kerry's share also dropped because of the same shift from Iraq to 9/11 most likely. What is interesting to note is that Dean, who also made a lot of splash because of Bush's Iraq problems, managed to hold on to his media share despite the change in media emphasis. Could this signify that his media appeal is broadening beyond just the anti-war question?

Joe Lieberman also manages to hold onto his share, but there were a lot of stories this past week about his polling problems so remember that media share covers both good and bad news.

(Methodology: All numbers are taken from the hit counts when searching on the Google News Service for news stories containing each candidate's name. Click on each name to rerun the search. You will likely get different results as the numbers are constantly changing. I make absolutely no claim that these numbers have any real meaning.)

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