The ET Election Index – May 2019

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  1. Looking forward to following this election index into 2020. Do you have the ability to retroactively analyze the 2016 election as well? I would be very interested in seeing the media analysis as compared to the election polls month-to-month. If I recall correctly, 538 was spot on in the 2012 prediction but wrong in 2016 (only the USC/L.A. Times poll was correct in predicting a Trump win, I believe).

  2. That’s an interesting idea - I think we should be able to. Would need to confirm that we weren’t corrupting the old articles with any modern metadata.

  3. Avatar for ktown ktown says:

    I would think Sanders coverage has the most consistent cohesion because his message/narrative has been the same for 20-30 years or at least consistent. The rest of field seems overly swayed by the polls of the day and tailor their message accordingly. As with any shiny new object, Beto was hoped he could be the next Obama. He’s not.

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