PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days – Assessment of Clinton

Media assessments of Clinton in his early days were mostly neutral, but the only area in which positive assessments outweighed negative were over his character.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Did George W. Bush really get an easier ride from the media in his first months in office?

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Media treatment of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush tended to be neutral in their first two months in office, but there was less positive said about Bush's first days.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days – Tone of Bush Coverage

Media assessments of Bush's first two months in office were mostly neutral but became more negative over time.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

The media coverage of Bill Clinton's first two months in office were mostly neutral, but became somewhat more positive and less negative over time.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

Amount of Clinton Coverage vs. Bush the First 100 Days

President Bush was relatively invisible in the press in his first months in office compared with President Clinton in his.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Editorial and op-ed columnists were more positive toward Bill Clinton in his first two months in office than they were toward George W. Bush.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

The tone of newspaper stories of Clinton's and Bush's first days in the White House was similar, though Clinton's tended to be more negative.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

In his first months in office, the budget dominated the press coverage of George W. Bush's presidency.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

George W. Bush's budget plan was the subject that received the most negative media coverage of his young presidency–the only major story where coverage was more negative than neutral.