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Political blogs still doing well after the election

It’s been two weeks since voters in the United States went to polls to elect Barrack Obama as the 44th president. So how are political blogs doing in the post-election era, surprising well; according political blog fivethirtyeight.com.

Even though he was almost accurate at prediction the electoral college, he uses the traffic numbers from Alexia. Because Alexia only gets data from users that installed the Alexia toolbar and use Internet Explorer, these numbers are somewhat less accurate and not representing users that use Firefox or Safari.

Below I have listed a series of prominent, politically-oriented websites, and compared them on their ability to retain traffic in the post-election environment. The way that I have calculated this is to take the 1-week average daily reach number from Alexa.com (representing post-election traffic) and divided it into the 3-month average daily reach number for the same site (representing — principally — pre-election traffic from the convention period onward, the juicy part of the four-year election cycle).

The results? Political blogs, even presidential candidates’ website are doing well.

TheAtlantic.com 125%
DrudgeReport.com 124%
HuffingtonPost.com 109%
NYTimes.com 97%
WashingtonPost.com 82%
FOXNews.com 78%
TalkingPointsMemo.com 71%
DailyKos.com 68%
Slate.com 67%
RedState.com 66%
NationalReview.com 63%
FiveThirtyEight.com 59%
Politico.com 55%
Pollster.com 37%
BarackObama.com 37%
Electoral-Vote.com 30%
RealClearPolitics.com 25%
RasmussenReports.com 15%
Gallup.com 12%
JohnMcCain.com 9%

UPDATE: Huffington Post is do so well after the election that the blog was able to raise $15 million in venture capital funding