Friday, November 14, 2003

Google News Democratic Primary Poll for 11/14/2003

  This Week (11/14) Last Week (11/7)
1 Howard Dean 7530 22.3% +3.7 1 6380 18.7%
2 John Kerry 6060 18.0% +0.8 2 5860 17.2%
3 Wesley Clark 4630 13.6% +0.9 4 4390 12.9%
4 John Edwards 4310 12.8% -0.5 3 4540 13.3%
5 Dick Gephardt 3380 10.0% -0.6 6 3630 10.6%
6 Joe Lieberman 3280 9.7% -1.1 5 3690 10.8%
7 Al Sharpton 1910 5.7% -0.4 8 2070 6.1%
8 Dennis Kucinich 1730 5.1% -1.8 7 2370 6.9%
9 Carol Moseley Braun 878 2.6% -1.0 9 1220 3.6%

Dean shoots back up with coverage on the confederate flag flap, the announcement that he is opting out of the campaign finance system and the SEIU and AFSCME endorsements. His media share this week (22.3%) is an all time high for any candidate in the Google News Poll. Dean's jump siphoned off coverage from most of the rest of the field, excepting Kerry and Clark, who probably got a lot of their coverage in stories that were talking about Dean's march to the nomination.

As an aside, I find it interesting that Kerry continues to have such a high share level compared to Gephardt. I consider Gephardt to be a much more serious threat to Dean than Kerry (who I think has already passed the point of no return). Gephardt easily has the second best ground operation out there and he is holding his own against Dean in Iowa. Yet the media appears to be ignoring Dick in favor of John. I wonder why?

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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