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

Buttigieg second most talked-about candidate on cable news shows: analysis
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFiscal conservatives should support postal reform  Gallego went to New York to meet Sinema donors amid talk of primary challenge: report Five Democrats the left plans to target MORE (I-Vt.) and Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks Airlines suspend US flights in response to 5G deployment AT&T, Verizon to delay 5G rollout near certain airports 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.


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.  

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardThe perfect Democratic running mate for DeSantis? Progressives breathe sigh of relief after Afghan withdrawal Hillicon Valley: US has made progress on cyber but more needed, report says | Democrat urges changes for 'problematic' crypto language in infrastructure bill | Facebook may be forced to unwind Giphy acquisition 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 BidenJoe BidenDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors On The Money — Vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses nixed Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case 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 HarrisHispanics sour on Biden and Democrats' agenda as midterms loom Officer who directed rioters away from senators says Jan. 6 could have been a 'bloodbath' Trump and Biden should stop denigrating US elections 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 GillibrandTlaib blasts Biden judicial nominee whose firm sued environmental lawyer The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Connected Commerce Council - Biden faces reporters as his agenda teeters Former aide says she felt 'abandoned' by Democrats who advanced Garcetti nomination as ambassador to India MORE (D-N.Y.) and former Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperDemocrats race to squash Cruz's Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill Biden addresses Coloradans after wildfires: 'Incredible courage and resolve' Equilibrium/Sustainability — Mars may start 'terraforming itself' MORE come in with zero percent.