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 SandersJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE (I-Vt.) and Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? 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.  


Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Biden leads in new national poll, Warren close behind in second place Gabbard drives coverage in push to qualify for October debate 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 BidenJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? 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 HarrisKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Biden leads in new national poll, Warren close behind in second place 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 GillibrandDemocrats seize Senate floor to protest gun inaction: 'Put up or shut up' At debate, Warren and Buttigieg tap idealism of Obama, FDR Trump court pick sparks frustration for refusing to answer questions MORE (D-N.Y.) and former Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperLeft off debate stage, Bullock all-in on Iowa Yang says he would not run as a third-party candidate The Hill's Morning Report - Hurricane Dorian devastates the Bahamas, creeps along Florida coast MORE come in with zero percent.