When it comes to Sandy media coverage, Malloy overshadowed by neighboring governors

Superstorm Sandy kept Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy busy. But you might not know it from the national media coverage.

A new survey released today found that Connecticut got only a fraction of the national attention paid to its larger neighbors, New York and New Jersey. And the state’s Democratic governor got only a tiny fraction of the coverage lavished on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Particularly the omnipresent Christie.

The study by HighBeam Research concluded that New York received 52.3 percent of the media attention related to Sandy since October 27, compared to 38.2 percent for New Jersey and 9.5 percent for Connecticut.

But when it comes to political coverage, the big winner — other than Barack Obama — was New Jersey’s hard-charging Republican governor. Christie received 72.1 percent of the attention dedicated to governors of states hit by the massive storm. New York’s Cuomo netted 26.5 percent — despite the national media focus on damage in Manhattan and on Staten Island.


He received just 1.4 percent of the coverage.

Things could have been a lot worse for the Connecticut governor.

At least the coverage he got was overwhelmingly positive.

Richard Dunham