88 Percent Bad Press For GOP; Dems Get 77 Percent Good Press.I know you are as shocked as I am.
3 out of 4 (77 percent) on-air evaluations of Democratic candidates and members of Congress were positive during the first seven weeks of the campaign. By contrast only 1 out of 8 assessments (12 percent) were favorable towards their Republican counterparts.
In the first seven weeks after Labor Day in 2002, network coverage of the mid-term elections totaled only 35 stories. 2006's coverage has been almost five times as heavy, with 167 elections stories.I guess if you are going to stump for the Democrats, you should get your message out there as much as possible. I found this last data point interesting:
Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) was featured in 10 stories, even though he's not seeking re-election this year.Grooming him for a 2008 Presidential run, I imagine.