October 31, 2000

Frames of Debate Analysis

Percent of Debate Stories
Political Internals 69%
– Candidate Performance 53%
– Tactics and Strategy 12%
– Campaign Veracity 3%
– Other Political Internals 1%
Policy Explained 11%
– Policy Differences 9%
– Ideological Priorities 1%
– Relations w. World Leaders 1%
Meta Issues 4%
Candidate Fitness 2%
Straight News 14%

Debate coverage at the close of Campaign 2000 was more focused on the internal politics of the campaign than anything else.