Last Updated: Sunday November 15, 2009 03:53 MST
The graphs below show the Mud Meter values and number of mentions of the opponent for both Obama dna McCain over the past 30 days. The measurements are based on candidates' blog entries and press releases posted on their official campaign web sites. The mentions represent the number of times a candidate mentions his opponent by name or as "my opponent." The mud values measure how negative the language is in sentences that mention the opponent, and for a given day are calculated over the preceding seven days.
These are influential words that the candidate has associated with his opponent over the past 7 days. Words that are new for yesterday are shown in boldface.