Friday, September 19, 2003

Google News Democratic Poll for 9/19/2003

  This Week (9/19) Last Week (9/12)
1 Howard Dean 7950 21.1% -0.1 1 6330 21.2%
2 John Kerry 6020 16.0% -0.7 2 4980 16.7%
3 Dick Gephardt 4140 11.0% -0.8 3 3510 11.8%
4 John Edwards 4020 10.7% -0.2 4 3230 10.8%
5 Bob Graham 3480 9.2% +0.4 6 2620 8.8%
6 Joe Lieberman 3330 8.8% -0.3 5 2710 9.1%
7 Wesley Clark 2710 7.2% +3.5 10 1100 3.7%
8 Dennis Kucinich 2590 6.9% -1.1 7 2370 7.9%
9 Al Sharpton 2020 5.4% -0.6 8 1790 6.0%
10 Carol Moseley Braun 1460 3.9% -0.2 9 1210 4.1%

Clark makes his move and makes his move up the charts. I've taken to checking the Google hits every day and there was a period of about three days there where nearly every single campaign related story was bout Clark. That's the kind of rollout that you would like for a new candidate. It just remains to see whether he can sustain that growth or whether he will stall out in the 2nd tier. 

Dean continues to hold his #1 spot solidly. Being the front-runner and Clark being the latest entrant in the nominal Anybody-But-Dean sweepstakes, Dean's name has appeared prominently in pretty much every story reporting on the General's big debut.

The slide of the prominent contenders continues with Kerry and Gephardt both losing share points, most likely, again, to the good General. I think it's safe to say that Kerry's campaign re-launch was a dud.

Same for John Edwards. Clark pretty much sucked up all the political media oxygen this week.

Lieberman continues to demonstrate his irrelevance to this race. I think the political press has all but written him off.

The following is a chart of the Google News Media Share over the last few months.

(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 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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