RealClearPolitics is trusted by Washington's influencers and policy makers, national opinion leaders, and voters across the country.
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11 minutes
average time spent on site
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79 %
visit at least once a day
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Insiders spend more time on RCP than any other news site
We influence the influencers, providing the insight decision makers and business leaders need to run their business.
80%
80% of Capitol Hill reads RCP.
68%
68% of Government visitors are involved in influencing, advocating, or writing policy legislation.
72%
72% of visitors use social media.
98%
98% of visitors are registered to vote.
94%
94% of visitors voted in the most recent presidential election.
RCP Audience Make-Up
By Political Party:
19%
Republican
35%
Democrat
25%
Independent
5%
Other
16%
No Affiliation
The Political Outlook
of the RealClear audience:
Middle of the Road
54.1%
Somewhat Conservative
15.2%
Very Conservative
14.5%
Somewhat Liberal
10.4%
Very Liberal
5.8%
2014 Google Analytics | comScore custom study
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Readers Rank Our Site as Influential, Credible and Objective
MOST INFLUENTIAL
  1. The New York Times
  2. Wall Street Journal
  3. The Washington Post
  4. TriangleRealClearPolitics
  5. Politico
  6. National Journal
  7. Salon
  8. Roll Call
  9. Slate
  10. The Hill
MOST CURRENT
  1. The Washington Post
  2. The New York Times
  3. TriangleRealClearPolitics
  4. Wall Street Journal
  5. The Hill
  6. Roll Call
  7. Politico
  8. National Journal
  9. Slate
  10. Salon
MOST CREDIBLE
  1. The New York Times
  2. The Washington Post
  3. Wall Street Journal
  4. TriangleRealClearPolitics
  5. Roll Call
  6. The Hill
  7. National Journal
  8. Politico
  9. Salon
  10. Slate
MOST OBJECTIVE
  1. The New York Times
  2. Roll Call
  3. Wall Street Journal
  4. The Washington Post
  5. National Journal
  6. TriangleRealClearPolitics
  7. The Hill
  8. Politico
  9. Salon
  10. Slate
Source: Erdos & Morgan's The 2014 Opinion Leaders Digital Media Study