President Joe Biden was edged out of the top 10 topics Americans cared about in October, according to a review of what news stories people were reading.
Data from Taboola, a content recommendation company, found that sports topics took up six out of the top 10 topics receiving the most interest from internet users last month.
Axios reports that the number one topic in October was the coronavirus pandemic, coming in second is former President Donald Trump. The topics of “Capitol” and “Vaccine” came in seventh and ninth place respectively.
The rest of the top 10 spots were sports-related.
In October 2020, Trump took the top spot followed by the coronavirus, and Biden came in the third spot. There were just two sports-related topics in the top 10 that month.
As Axios notes, “Social media interactions (likes, comments, shares) on politics stories over the last 8 weeks have dropped 37% compared to late spring (before even the Afghanistan news began to ramp up), according to exclusive data from NewsWhip.”
“Engagement on the @POTUS Instagram account has steadily waned. Interactions in October were down 78% from February and 59% from June, according to CrowdTangle data,” it added.
Additionally, while the coronavirus received the most attention, the number of news stories read about the pandemic has decreased from 1.44 billion in August to 677 million in October, data shows.
The data comes as a USA Today/Suffolk poll released on Sunday, roughly just 38% of Americans say they approve of Biden’s job performance while 59% disapprove.
Additionally, the poll found, “Nearly half of those surveyed, 46%, say Biden has done a worse job as president than they expected, including 16% of those who voted for him. Independents, by 7-1 (44%-6%), say he’s done worse, not better, than they expected.”
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