October 31, 2000

Major Story Themes in Late Campaign 2000 Coverage

Percent of Stories
Debate Analysis 22%
Battleground States 15%
Campaign Strategy 12%
Momentum and Media 8%
Bush Character 7%
Foreign Policy 7%
Gore Character 6%
Health Care and the Elderly 6%
Other Domestic Issues 6%
Taxes 5%
Energy 5%
Other 1%

More than half of the stories from the end of the 2000 campaign were about the internal politics of campaigning.