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Campaign 2012 in the Media

Use the tabs below to explore the tone and volume of news coverage and Twitter conversations about each candidate or read the story behind the numbers.

Apr 30, 2012 - May 6, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  36,996
Paul  55,983
Romney  291,526
Obama  894,609

Apr 23, 2012 - Apr 29, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  51,303
Paul  52,007
Romney  293,561
Obama  834,675

Apr 16, 2012 - Apr 22, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  30,480
Paul  41,982
Romney  353,136
Obama  736,170

Apr 9, 2012 - Apr 15, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  38,818
Paul  46,723
Romney  411,244
Santorum  251,200
Obama  666,941

Apr 2, 2012 - Apr 8, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  24,766
Paul  32,899
Romney  248,477
Santorum  98,660
Obama  657,457

Mar 26, 2012 - Apr 1, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  44,392
Paul  35,683
Romney  213,371
Santorum  132,410
Obama  683,422

Mar 19, 2012 - Mar 25, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  48,808
Paul  43,557
Romney  314,276
Santorum  213,999
Obama  756,725

Mar 12, 2012 - Mar 18, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  76,352
Paul  54,897
Romney  270,630
Santorum  304,354
Obama  861,170

Mar 5, 2012 - Mar 11, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  118,126
Paul  73,767
Romney  391,442
Santorum  280,976
Obama  821,143

Feb 27, 2012 - Mar 4, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  67,957
Paul  85,737
Romney  387,355
Santorum  331,497
Obama  682,235

Feb 20, 2012 - Feb 26, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  88,391
Paul  139,312
Romney  274,265
Santorum  408,475
Obama  658,671

Feb 13, 2012 - Feb 19, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  56,405
Paul  69,035
Romney  186,866
Santorum  237,434
Obama  611,546

Feb 6, 2012 - Feb 12, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  82,417
Paul  95,132
Romney  297,371
Santorum  272,424
Obama  662,370

Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 5, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  240,524
Paul  125,799
Romney  541,581
Santorum  97,213
Obama  630,733

Jan 23, 2012 - Jan 29, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  418,946
Paul  190,108
Romney  572,445
Santorum  157,393
Obama  1,510,425

Jan 16, 2012 - Jan 22, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  449,308
Huntsman  94,750
Paul  269,658
Perry  111,282
Romney  617,429
Santorum  232,249
Obama  923,494

Jan 9, 2012 - Jan 15, 2012

Number of statements
Gingrich  109,801
Huntsman  90,542
Paul  208,655
Perry  38,919
Romney  522,588
Santorum  122,640
Obama  541,454

Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 8, 2012

Number of statements
Bachmann  147,302
Gingrich  129,486
Huntsman  93,164
Paul  314,607
Perry  64,727
Romney  527,659
Santorum  630,664
Obama  566,793

Dec 26, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012

Number of statements
Bachmann  37,454
Gingrich  80,883
Huntsman  11,540
Paul  208,025
Perry  26,187
Romney  140,578
Santorum  74,535
Obama  333,108

Dec 19, 2011 - Dec 25, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  24,282
Gingrich  111,119
Huntsman  11,918
Paul  165,688
Perry  28,904
Romney  100,600
Santorum  17,499
Obama  380,745

Dec 12, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  58,439
Gingrich  189,089
Huntsman  39,457
Paul  173,325
Perry  63,701
Romney  161,352
Santorum  33,699
Obama  393,003

Dec 5, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  52,059
Gingrich  210,277
Huntsman  21,422
Paul  92,441
Perry  129,939
Romney  164,439
Santorum  33,292
Obama  435,045

Nov 28, 2011 - Dec 4, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  38,561
Gingrich  137,556
Huntsman  19,866
Paul  55,363
Perry  23,262
Romney  103,023
Santorum  14,432
Obama  349,698

Nov 21, 2011 - Nov 27, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  56,897
Cain  66,763
Gingrich  82,901
Huntsman  22,682
Paul  95,189
Perry  22,941
Romney  93,128
Santorum  25,103
Obama  347,981

Nov 14, 2011 - Nov 20, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  24,104
Cain  167,450
Gingrich  78,983
Huntsman  11,224
Paul  47,900
Perry  31,300
Romney  64,115
Santorum  10,021
Obama  452,641

Nov 7, 2011 - Nov 13, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  43,096
Cain  408,908
Gingrich  47,108
Huntsman  30,252
Paul  57,170
Perry  120,665
Romney  113,917
Santorum  15,324
Obama  404,069

Oct 31, 2011 - Nov 6, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  12,767
Cain  349,211
Gingrich  25,687
Huntsman  9,396
Paul  29,770
Perry  35,590
Romney  85,410
Santorum  5,333
Obama  344,956

Oct 24, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  24,794
Cain  134,026
Gingrich  14,522
Huntsman  8,349
Paul  34,204
Perry  53,806
Romney  84,167
Santorum  6,349
Obama  424,577

Oct 17, 2011 - Oct 23, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  71,068
Cain  218,844
Gingrich  21,303
Huntsman  9,065
Paul  77,501
Perry  46,185
Romney  139,553
Santorum  30,971
Obama  579,572

Oct 10, 2011 - Oct 16, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  34,694
Cain  182,893
Gingrich  14,374
Huntsman  17,496
Paul  39,949
Perry  38,050
Romney  138,927
Santorum  16,171
Obama  402,876

Oct 3, 2011 - Oct 9, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  23,450
Cain  107,562
Gingrich  7,117
Huntsman  3,743
Paul  34,798
Perry  43,035
Romney  72,402
Santorum  6,847
Obama  531,500

Sep 26, 2011 - Oct 2, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  22,320
Cain  77,297
Gingrich  8,760
Huntsman  5,982
Paul  37,231
Perry  47,829
Romney  40,366
Santorum  5,434
Obama  473,031

Sep 19, 2011 - Sep 25, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  44,451
Cain  61,620
Gingrich  11,316
Huntsman  12,789
Paul  40,336
Perry  82,683
Romney  82,684
Santorum  30,634
Obama  671,825

Sep 12, 2011 - Sep 18, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  83,219
Cain  22,215
Gingrich  11,091
Huntsman  20,842
Paul  75,818
Perry  81,533
Romney  62,965
Santorum  13,931
Obama  539,202

Sep 5, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  63,306
Cain  24,635
Gingrich  13,892
Huntsman  28,282
Paul  59,583
Perry  105,752
Romney  85,038
Santorum  13,260
Obama  715,722

Aug 29, 2011 - Sep 4, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  62,344
Cain  9,907
Gingrich  1,820
Huntsman  10,785
Paul  29,911
Perry  53,371
Romney  27,814
Santorum  7,718
Obama  453,543

Aug 22, 2011 - Aug 28, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  35,582
Cain  8,213
Gingrich  3,321
Huntsman  12,905
Paul  38,046
Perry  67,066
Romney  31,347
Santorum  3,784
Obama  404,672

Aug 15, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  121,544
Cain  13,194
Gingrich  4,840
Huntsman  13,974
Paul  73,443
Perry  164,817
Romney  33,741
Santorum  6,391
Obama  480,155

Aug 8, 2011 - Aug 14, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  168,270
Cain  30,327
Gingrich  13,863
Huntsman  17,344
Paul  74,719
Perry  115,051
Romney  87,622
Santorum  28,244
Obama  473,333

Aug 1, 2011 - Aug 7, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  22,753
Cain  9,515
Gingrich  12,242
Huntsman  5,465
Paul  15,494
Perry  32,163
Romney  24,303
Santorum  3,951
Obama  632,798

Jul 25, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  36,068
Cain  13,987
Gingrich  3,707
Huntsman  4,090
Paul  16,082
Perry  10,912
Romney  11,255
Santorum  3,356
Obama  592,680

Jul 18, 2011 - Jul 24, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  57,568
Cain  18,946
Gingrich  2,494
Huntsman  5,446
Paul  19,515
Perry  16,129
Romney  14,056
Santorum  2,971
Obama  401,138

Jul 11, 2011 - Jul 17, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  67,657
Cain  16,555
Gingrich  5,936
Huntsman  4,495
Paul  25,890
Perry  11,642
Romney  16,152
Santorum  3,360
Obama  465,039

Jul 4, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011

Number of statements
Bachmann  56,317
Cain  14,289
Gingrich  3,146
Huntsman  3,858
Paul  13,225
Perry  7,765
Romney  15,911
Santorum  3,776
Obama  381,081

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Pew Research Center's Journalism Project, using Crimson Hexagon Technology.