Nielsen Online updates online race to the White House


In the weeks leading up to Super Tuesday, from 1/1st to 1/29 Barack Obama drove the largest share of blog discussions among the remaining presidential candidates, with 0.59%. Democratic rival Hillary Clinton ranked a close second, with 0.51% of discussion. The three Republican contenders were evenly matched; John McCain and Mike Huckabee each garnered 0.29% of discussion, while Mitt Romney accounted for 0.28%.Obama’s surprise upset in Iowa on 1/3  provided excellent fodder for online discussion, as did Clinton’s comeback in New Hampshire and John McCain’s emergence as the Republican frontrunner.