Buttigieg second most talked-about candidate on cable news shows: analysis

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection analyst says Biden could face uphill battle attracting small-dollar donors Gillibrand 'not worried' about being 'discounted' in 2020 race Biden's sloppy launch may cost him MORE (I-Vt.) and Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegColbert links large 2020 Dem field to Avengers: 'A group of every available person in the universe' The Hill's Morning Report - Trump tells House investigators 'no' Buttigieg draws new scrutiny, criticism MORE were the two most-mentioned 2020 presidential candidates on cable news last week, according to FiveThirtyEight.com's weekly analysis of cable news coverage. 

According to the analysis, Sanders was mentioned in more than 660 clips last week across Fox News, CNN and MSNBC.

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The number of mentions for Sanders was nearly twice that as Buttigieg, the South Bend, Ind., mayor who finished second among the crowded field of 15 major Democratic candidates. Overall, Buttigieg saw the biggest jump with a 68 percent increase from the week before.  

The study also notes that former Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeCory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns Buttigieg gets first congressional endorsement O'Rourke to give commencement address at Texas's oldest black college MORE (D-Texas) saw a precipitous drop in mentions from the prior week, with a decrease of 55 percent. 

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardColbert links large 2020 Dem field to Avengers: 'A group of every available person in the universe' Eight 2020 Dems to meet at 'She the People' forum Gabbard: Trump, Pence 'try to hide the truth' of Saudi-inspired terrorist attacks from Christian supporters MORE (D-Hawaii) saw the biggest increase in mentions last week, but that's only because she went from one mention to 11 mentions, an increase of 1,000 percent.  

An Emerson College poll released Monday showed Sanders leading the field, with 29 percent of Democrats saying they support him, compared to 24 percent for former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenElection analyst says Biden could face uphill battle attracting small-dollar donors Biden's announcement was a general election message, says political analyst Gillibrand 'not worried' about being 'discounted' in 2020 race MORE, who is expected to announce his candidacy soon. Buttigieg was third in that poll, with the support of 9 percent of respondents. 
 
Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe symbol of 'Wakanda' and black political vision Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary Sanders dominates, Buttigieg surges in 2020 social media battle MORE (D-Calif.) and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) each received the support of 8 percent of respondents in the poll. Gabbard comes in with support from 1 percent, while Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand 'not worried' about being 'discounted' in 2020 race Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns Buttigieg gets first congressional endorsement MORE (D-N.Y.) and former Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperJohn Wright HickenlooperBiden doesn't match the Democrats' base Where 2020 Democratic candidates stand on impeachment Bernie Sanders claims his Sister Souljah moment MORE come in with zero percent.