President Obama has come out on top again.
A study released by HighBeam Research Friday shows that on one of the biggest nights for the GOP, stories about President Barack Obama grossly outnumbered those focused on the Super Tuesday primaries.
A breakdown of media coverage from Monday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 7 reveals that between the three days, Obama's White House press conference earned 71 percent of the media attention, while Super Tuesday got just 29 percent of the coverage.
Democratic Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted that President Obama's appearance on Super Tuesday was no coincidence, but experts didn't expect the president to dominate the headlines.
The Super Tuesday election coverage was significantly less than in years past, accounting for only 13 percent of the Super Tuesday coverage over the last three cycles.
The 2008 Super Tuesday coverage, when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were vying for the Democratic nomination, accounted for 67 percent of the coverage. The 2004 coverage, which was just a one-party primary, earned 20 percent of the coverage.