Results from a recent media analysis conducted by Dow Jones Insight-2008 Presidential Election Media Pulse shows that, for the week of October 19 through the 25, Sen. Barack Obama increased his lead in total number of headlines over Sen. John McCain in Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, and Missouri. But Sen. Obama lost ground in Colorado, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. All are battleground states for the presidency.
An analysis of 20,000 mainstream media and 2 million social media sources between September 26 and October 26 showed that, of course, the economy was a big topic, with 46% of the total discussion involving the various issues related to the economic crisis.
Missing from the media coverage was President Bush. When Dow Jones Insight analyzed 20,000 mainstream news publications and Web sites from September 27 to October 26, Sen. Obama had 49% share of voice, Sen. McCain, 40%, and President Bush, 11%.
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