Logos Analysis Reveals ‘Inequality Inequality’ in Presidential Debates

By Adam Tiouririne
November 12th, 2015


Republicans candidates mention inequality less often than Democrats, but that’s changing, according to a new Logos analysis featured in Bloomberg Politics.

“During the first two debates, GOP candidates used words like inequality, disparity, rich, poor, and middle class just 0.06 percent of the time, according to an analysis by … Logos Consulting Group,” writes Sahil Kapur, national political reporter for Bloomberg. “That rate tripled in the Oct. 28 debate, the first one after the Democratic debate that featured more discussion of inequality. It rose again to 0.20 percent in Tuesday night’s GOP debate.”

Kapur’s piece digs into the uptrend our analysis uncovers, with insight from former White House advisor Bruce Bartlett and former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

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The full story is published on BloombergPolitics.com.

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