spokesman and deputy press secretary at the Republican National Committee during the 2000 presidential campaign,
Author, “Los Republicanos: Why Hispanics and Republicans Need Each Other.”
Many of you have emailed my website, LeslieSanchez.com, asking about the Yahoo News search data I mentioned last night on CNN.
Like I said, according to the folks at Yahoo News that I spoke with, the most recent local "search buzz" stats for Pennsylvania (as of yesterday) show that users in city after city searched the word "Obama" four times as much as they did the word "Clinton." They were more curious about Obama from one end of the state to the other:
Obama's percentages vs. Clinton:
The problem for Obama was that his negative-related searches—searches of terms "Rev. Wright" and "bitter," for instance – outnumbered all searches for Clinton by a margin of 7 to 1. While folks followed the rumor mill with Obama, even searching his name with Brad Pitt after reports surfaced they may be related, Clinton searchers predominantly focused on policy-related matters like “health care” and “economy.”
Was this by accident or did the Clinton PR machine masterfully play Republican politics and drive interest on silly or episodic wedge issues? Either way, the results bode well for Clinton.
CNN exit polls show of the 18 percent of voters who decided their vote the final three days, Clinton handily won those voters 58% to 42%.
For more information, check Yahoo's website:
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