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Lexalytics Releases 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog Sentiment Survey

Boston, MA—February 25, 2008Lexalytics Releases 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog Sentiment SurveyObama Leads Clinton in Favorable Blogosphere Sentiment 51% to 40%McCain Alleged Lobbyist Scandal Affects Candidate’s Sentiment RankingsIraq War, Budget Deficit, Israel, and Palestinian Relations Most Discussed Issues in BlogosphereWhat: Lexalytics, a leading provider of text analytics and social media monitoring (SMM) software solutions that power […]

Boston, MAFebruary 25, 2008

Lexalytics Releases 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog Sentiment Survey

  • Obama Leads Clinton in Favorable Blogosphere Sentiment 51% to 40%
  • McCain Alleged Lobbyist Scandal Affects Candidate’s Sentiment Rankings
  • Iraq War, Budget Deficit, Israel, and Palestinian Relations Most Discussed Issues in Blogosphere

What: Lexalytics, a leading provider of text analytics and social media monitoring (SMM) software solutions that power http://www.politicaltrends.info, today announced the latest results of its 2008 Presidential campaign blog sentiment survey. For the first time in U.S. Presidential election history, the blogosphere – and sentiment conveyed within — is flexing its muscle on the voting public. So, what exactly is being said about the candidates in the social media? There are more than 300 blogs being measured by Lexalytics in http://www.politicaltrends.info during the 2008 Presidential campaign. Lexalytics’ media measurement software analyzes the subject matter to determine “what or who’s hot” and “what or who’s not” within the blogosphere. According to the latest Lexalytics sentiment analysis, for the week ending February 23, 2008:

  • Senator Barak Obama (D-IL) has a significant favorable sentiment lead — 51% to 40% — over Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY).
  • Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has experienced a significant surge — both favorable and unfavorable — in blog commentary, as a result of the recent New York Times story that alleges impropriety with a Washington lobbyist.
  • Issues dominating the political landscape in the blogosphere during the survey period include the Iraq war, budget deficit, Israel, and Palestinian relations.

Who: Lexalytics will be releasing updated presidential campaign survey resluts until the election. Jeff Catlin, CEO of Lexalytics, is available for media interviews. Please visit http://www.lexalytics.com for more information.

About Lexalytics®

Processing billions of unstructured documents every day globally, Lexalytics is the industry leader in translating text into profitable decisions. Lexalytics deploys state-of –the-art cloud and on-prem text and sentiment analysis technologies that transform customers’ thoughts and conversations into actionable insights. The on-premise Salience® and SaaS Semantria® platforms are implemented in a variety of industries for social media monitoring, reputation management and voice of the customer programs. Based in Boston, MA, Lexalytics has offices in the US and Canada. For more information, please visit www.lexalytics.com, email sales@lexalytics.com or call 1-617-249-1049. Follow Lexalytics on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn..

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