The favorite news outlet of conservatives ranks just ninth in presser questions in Obama’s first term, getting to ask questions at only half the rate of the Big 3 broadcast networks.
States have voted more frequently for a presidential nominee of a different party than its sitting governor across 600 contests since 1968; even more so in battleground states.
A dozen media outlets still yield 10 different battleground state maps less than a week from Election Day, with an average of nine states and 114 electoral votes hanging in the balance.
Two-thirds of battleground state maps have changed over the past month, yielding 10 different maps across 12 different media outlets.
The popular media outlet’s political reporting is ripe with stories boasting compendiums of visuals in groupings of 5 and 10; BuzzFeed is also a fan of the numbers 6, 8, 11, and 15.
Nixon, Reagan, Bush 41, and Obama all praised Sesame Street during their administrations, but only Clinton cited Muppets by name, rallying to Big Bird’s defense during the 104th Congress.
The president blinked at a rate of 71 times per minute while speaking during Wednesday’s debate – 1,000 times more frequently than Romney (53 per minute).
The president receives more than 4 minutes more face time than Romney during the first debate, or a 12 percent greater amount than the GOP nominee.
More than 85 senators maintain official U.S. Senate Twitter accounts with John McCain touting the most followers; Marco Rubio has the most followers among senators with non-governmental Twitter accounts.
Alan Simpson has received top billing in 75 percent of media coverage of the debt commission this year after playing second banana to his fellow co-chair in 2010.