February 5, 2004

Topics of Lead Election Stories

Percent of Stories
All Politics 80%
Candidate Performance 16%
Primary Results 14%
Tactical Maneuvering 7%
Staffing/ Management 5%
Fundraising 4%
Political Calendar 1%
Battle Ahead 19%
Other Political Topics 15%
All Personal 2%
All Policy 4%
Other Campaign Topics 11%
Non-Campaign Topics 2%

A variety of topics dominated the lead stories of election news websites in 2004, but candidate performance on the stump and the battle ahead stood apart.