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Kerry’s High Media Positives

The Center for Media and Public Affairs studied

ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts from January 1 to March 1, the eve of Super Tuesday, and assessed the “evaluations of non-partisan sources and reporters” in campaign stories. Their findings show a historic result since they began tracking TV campaign news in 1988:

“Kerry had best press of any nominee we’ve ever tracked — 81 percent positive. But Edwards had the best press of any major candidate — 96 percent positive. The Democratic field got the best combined coverage ever — 75 percent positive. Democratic primary candidates have gotten 60 percent good press since 1988, compared to 45 percent for Republicans.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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