Democrats are Much More Focused on Impeachment than Republicans

Democrats are talking about impeachment way more than Republicans.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is one of the Republicans in Congress who has brought up the possiblity of impeaching President Obama, but Five Thirty Eight says the numbers show it’s the president’s own party that is seemingly obsessed with the issue.

This data comes from a Lexis-Nexis search of transcripts on each network. It counts each mention of the words “impeach” or “impeachment.” The terms were used 32 times in a single episode of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Monday. (Ordinarily, I’d adjust for the overall volume of words spoken on each network, but I know from my previous research that MSNBC and Fox News have about the same number of words recorded in Lexis-Nexis.)

The scoreboard so far in July: Fox News has 95 mentions of impeachment, and MSNBC 448. That works out to about 2.7 mentions per hour of original programming on MSNBC, or once every 22 minutes. (This data is as of late Tuesday afternoon.)