Friday, December 12, 2003

Google News Democratic Primary Poll for 12/12/2003

  This Week (12/12) Last Week (12/5)
1 Howard Dean 9490 24.2% +2.2 1 6870 22.0%
2 John Kerry 6110 15.6% -2.2 2 5560 17.8%
3 Wesley Clark 5150 13.1% -1.8 3 4670 15.0%
5 Joe Lieberman 4670 11.9% +1.0 5 3410 10.9%
4 John Edwards 4180 10.6% -0.7 4 3540 11.3%
6 Dick Gephardt 3990 10.2% -0.1 6 3190 10.2%
7 Dennis Kucinich 2260 5.8% +0.2 7 1740 5.6%
8 Al Sharpton 2220 5.7% +1.2 8 1400 4.5%
9 Carol Moseley Braun 1180 3.0% +0.3 9 836 2.7%

Gore's endorsement gives Dean his highest media share yet. Ironically, it also improves Joe Lieberman's standing a little, but primarily because of the "did Gore diss Joe?" stories. Kerry and Clark both fell off because of the oxygen sucked up by Dean and Gore. The rest of the field remained the rest of the field.

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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