October 6, 2007
Ron Paul vs Rudy Giuliani
Ron Paul holds a substantial lead in Google searches over Rudy Giuliani. Still, in news searches (the lower graph, above), Mr. Giuliani holds a substantial lead over Mr. Paul. This is puzzling, as it would seem to be common sense for news writers and publishers to cover electoral topics in proportion to the issues sought by the public.
It will be curious to track this ratio in the lead-up to the 2008 election. Will the mainstream news media catch up with public demand in its coverage of the Paul campaign, or will this gap become history's key enigma of the 2008 election?