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How Media Coverage Affects Election Polling

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Published on Sep 29, 2015

Let’s talk about the connection between campaign coverage and campaign performance. There appears to be a correlation between media attention and polling numbers. Is it a causal correlation? John Iadarola (Think Tank) and Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"If you feel like the 2016 presidential campaign, starring celebrity Donald Trump, has already produced mountainous media coverage, you're right. According to a new study of network evening news campaign coverage by broadcast news monitor Andrew Tyndall, ABC, CBS, and NBC have devoted a total of 504 minutes to covering the story in 2015. At this point in the 2007 race, 462 minutes had been dedicated to the race, compared to just 277 minutes given to the contest in 2011, according to Tyndall.

To date, Republican coverage far outweighs that of the Democratic primary, 338 minutes to 128 minutes.

But what's most telling about the number crunching is how broadcast newscasts have covered Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The findings back up claims from supporters of both candidates who insist the press is a) utterly obsessed with the Clinton email story and b) not giving Sanders his due.”*

Read more here: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/09/...

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