Senator Barack Obama is leading all presidential candidates in visitors to their campaign Web sites, The Nielsen Company reported today. According to Nielsen//NetRatings, BarackObama.com had the most unique visitors in July, with 717,000. Obama readily outpaced fellow Democrats Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, who had 437,000 and 348,000 unique visitors, respectively. (For all charts and tables concering this release, please refer to full PDF download of release.)
Among Republicans, Fred Thompson’s ImWithFred.com drew the most unique visitors in July, with 381,000, even though he had not yet announced his candidacy. The former Tennessee senator and “Law and Order” star, who has relied heavily upon the Internet to generate political exposure this year, announced his candidacy officially at midnight last night in a Web cast on Fred08.com, where ImWithFred.com traffic is now directed.