Saturday, April 23, 2011

If you listen closely, you can hear a foot stomping on a porch in Alaska ...

... from which He®self may or may not be able to see Russia, but she certainly can see one thing: plummeting media interest!

Nate 538 Silver (via Ken Layne), in a post about the fluctuating attention being drawn by all the great GOP candidates for preznit, reports (emph. added):

In contrast to four years ago, however, when the relative amount of media coverage was fairly steady throughout the campaign, there have already been some dramatic shifts this year. Sarah Palin’s potential candidacy, for instance, is only receiving about one-fifth as much attention as it did several months ago.


During the month of November 2010, Ms. Palin’s name retrieved 777 hits, according to this technique. That represented just over half of the 1,533 citations for all 23 candidates combined.

So far this month, however, Ms. Palin has accounted for just 124 hits out of 1,090 total, or roughly 11 percent. [...]


The decline in media coverage for Ms. Palin tracks with a decline in her polling numbers. Whereas she was pulling between 15 and 20 percent of the Republican primary vote in polls conducted several months ago, she’s down to about 10 percent in most surveys now.

On a closely related note, it appears panic is spreading to the staff (via TBogg):

Team Palin Demands The Media Give Them Something To Complain About

(pic. source | x-posted)

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