Monday, July 04, 2005

adwords

Patrick Ruffin has a good article on using Google adwords to estimate the "mindshare" of a particular name or issue. He comes up with the following estimated search for leaders:

George W. Bush 130440
Bill Clinton 42240
Condoleezza Rice 36520
John Kerry 20912
Hillary Clinton 16040
Ted Kennedy 8800
Howard Dean 7280
John Edwards 6988
Barack Obama 6080
John McCain 5280
Dick Cheney 4560
Jeb Bush 4360
Bill Frist 3640
rge Allen 3360
Rudy Giuliani 2680
Harry Reid 2520
Alberto Gonzales 2480
Nancy Pelosi 2400
Mitt Romney 1960
Mark Warner 1280
Evan Bayh 1160

How in the world is Clinton number 2?

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