The Issues By The Numbers - The Solutions
September 8, 2008

For easy calculation, let’s find the totals first

Now to find the percent of the total mentions that are education mentions, we divide and then multiply by 100. Thus, (162/13,527)(100) = 1.2%, to the nearest tenth, were education mentions.

Obama: (642/7934)(100) = 8.09%

McCain: (509/5593)(100) = 9.10%

McCain has made a higher percentage of health care “mentions.”

Iraq War: (5805/13,527)(100) = 42.914%

Economy/Budget: (3330/13,527)(100) = 24.617%

42.914 – 24.617 = 18.3%, to the nearest tenth.

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