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Doubts on Republican Support for Bush Emerge

NEW YORK - June 2, 2004. In the second half of May, 7% of the negative declarations on the evening news about George W. Bush were made by fellow Republicans. The latest report from Media Tenor, an independent institute examining the presidential election media coverage, shows that more than 60% of negative statements on Bush came from journalists, 8% from John F. Kerry and almost 12% from other Democrats.

In the daily analysis of TV Broadcast news, 25% of all reports on Bush were negative, and direct quotes from the President received decreased coverage from the previous analysis period. Bush received overall negative coverage in opinion polling as well as both foreign policy and economic policy.

Graphics at: http://www.mediatenor.com/US-Election_040528_WeeklyReport1.pdf

Posted by Isadora Badi at June 2, 2004 1:31 PM