Bloomberg leads in weekly pageviews for the first time; lifetime Democratic leader Yang ends campaign

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Each week, we report the number of pageviews received by 2020 presidential campaigns on Ballotpedia. These numbers reflect the time investments of our community of thousands of readers who visit a Ballotpedia because they think the candidate is worth knowing more about, whether they believe the candidate has a strong chance of winning or is an unknown who warrants a closer look.

Last week, Michael Bloomberg led all Democratic campaigns in pageviews. His campaign page was viewed 8,849 times, equaling 20.8% of pageviews for all Democratic campaigns. He was followed by Pete Buttigieg with 18.2% of pageviews and Bernie Sanders with 17.9%. This was the first week that Bloomberg led all Democratic candidates in pageviews since his page on Ballotpedia was published the week of November 30.

Three Democratic candidates received more pageviews this week relative to the last: Amy Klobuchar, Bloomberg, and Sanders. Klobuchar had the largest increase of 50.6 percent. Elizabeth Warren saw the largest decrease in pageviews relative to last week among Democratic candidates with 16.1 percent.

The top three current Democratic presidential candidates in lifetime pageviews are Buttigieg with 173,550, Joe Biden with 161,665, and Sanders with 146,596. Three candidates ended their campaigns last week: Michael Bennet, Deval Patrick, and Andrew Yang. Bennet’s campaign received 86,706 pageviews since publication, accounting for 7.2 percent of all Democratic presidential campaign pageviews. Patrick’s campaign received 11,929 pageviews (0.99 percent of the total) and Yang’s campaign received 172,329 pageviews (14.3 percent of the total).

Donald Trump ranked second of the three Republican candidates in pageviews last week. Trump received 6,586 pageviews, while Roque de la Fuente received 8,285 and Bill Weld received 6,479.

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