Friday, September 10, 2010

More data on web activity

I wanted to do some more checking to see which party was more active in netroots campaigning.

Using, I checked for the daily reach on the websites of the congressional and senatorial campaign committees of both parties:

The DSCC has been the most consistently active site over the last three months followed by the DCCC.  The NRSC has been more active than the NRCC and lately has been somewhat competitive with the Democratic sites.

The next graph checks the daily reach of some independent progressive and conservative websites.  Democracy for America, Rock the Vote, and for the progressives, and Karl Rove's American Crossroads and the Christian Coalition site for the conseravtives. easily tops this chart followed by Democracy for America.  The other groups barely register at all.

This data combined with that from a previous post, give convincing indications that the web is still mostly Democratic territory. Although some Republican candidates like Scott Brown in Massachusetts were able to effectively use the internet, it seems that most candidates may still be relying on traditional conservative media like talk radio.

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