Campaigns and elections

Visualizing Impressions of the Republican Field

Joshua Tucker Jun 2 '11

Courtesy of the “Pew Research Center and the Washington Post”:http://pewresearch.org/pubs/2010/negative-reactions-republican-presidential-candidates:

The wordle represents the frequency of answers in a May 26-29, 2011 survey where respondents were asked for one word to describe the Republican candidates for president.

“More bad news for the candidates from the survey”:http://pewresearch.org/pubs/2010/negative-reactions-republican-presidential-candidates:

Even Republicans and Republican-leaning independents use mostly negative words to describe their party’s presidential candidates. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) use a negative word, 22% a positive word and 18% a neutral description. “Unimpressed” is the top descriptor among Republicans and Republican leaners, with 17 mentions.