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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Trump and the Media

At The Washington Post, Michael Cornfield writes of Trump:
The PEORIA Project relies on a Zignal Labs data platform to track presidential campaign conversations across news and social media, including all tweets; publicly available Facebook user posts; comments on YouTube videos, Vimeo and MediaBistro; about 35 million blogs; news stories from more than 100,000 online outlets; all Lexis/Nexis print media content; and television closed-caption content from 900 channels in every U.S. media market.
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He received 61 media mentions on June 14, 3,853 on June 15 and 635,824 on June 16. In the following month, he attracted more than 7.1 million mentions, a 32.5 percent of all the chatter about all the announced candidates of both parties, and a 46.6 percent share among Republicans. Between June 16 and July 19, every other candidate’s share fell except that of Bernie Sanders, which held steady at 10.9 percent. Hillary Clinton received 17.7 percent and Jeb Bush 7.5 percent.