iSentia Index

Jan 23, 2013

Sentia Media index: Armstrong tops state pollie peloton

Moving up the Sentia Media political index this week were state politicians Campbell Newman and Jay Weatherill, while Lance Armstrong nearly doubled Julia Gillard's coverage figures thanks to his Oprah confessional.

John Chalmers

iSentia group communications manager

A slightly unorthodox chart this week, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s rating at half its usual level (still enough to see her on top) and our state politicians more prominent in the media than when federal parliament sits.

Case in point is Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, ousting Tony Abbott for second place thanks to headlines over health sector job cuts, social unrest in Logan and tropical Cyclone Oswald. He also attracted coverage thanks to our biggest mover this week, Kate Ellis who — as acting federal Employment Minister — blamed Queensland for the rise in national unemployment figures.

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