July 27, 2000

Sourcing of Assertions about Bush's Intellect

Journalists Journalist Analysis Journalist Opinion Voters Experts Surrogates Candidates Other Media Other
Bush Intellect 56% 41% 16% 4% 6% 10% 15% 7% 1%
All Bush and Gore Themes 50% 40% 10% 3% 5% 12% 25% 3% 2%

Journalists themselves were most often the source of assertions about then Gov. George W. Bush and on every other theme as well.