By MICHELLE DEVINE A day after a record number of people signed up for coverage on the first day of the new year, Democrats are hoping to break records by covering the first days of the Trump administration.
Democrats are now covering the president at least 25 times per day, according to the latest data from the Campaign Media Analysis Group.
The numbers are a record for the 2020 cycle, surpassing the 27 times Democratic presidents covered the first week of their presidencies in the early 1960s.
The new numbers were released on Monday by the CampaignMediaAnalysis.org, a nonpartisan group that tracks the coverage of presidential candidates, including Democrats. “
This year, we’re going to break the record of coverage for the first year of a new administration.”
The new numbers were released on Monday by the CampaignMediaAnalysis.org, a nonpartisan group that tracks the coverage of presidential candidates, including Democrats.
That means Democrats are covering at least 1,300 times the number of times they covered the previous record-setting year in 2020.
The previous record was set in 1992 when President George H.W. Bush covered at least 27 times per week.
In the days since the election, Trump has continued to fire off tweets at his millions of followers.
His Twitter account is still active and the White House press secretary did not return a message left Monday morning.
Democrats are hoping the new numbers will be a boon to their campaign, as they continue to ramp up their coverage of Trump, especially as he’s headed into his final weeks in office.
They are also hoping the numbers will help them gain more ground on Trump, who has lost ground in the last month to Democrats in several key states.
Democrats have been particularly aggressive in covering the new president, as the first few days of his administration have been filled with controversy, including a feud with his former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.
The president has also taken shots at former White Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), who have been at odds with the president.
The president’s approval rating is at a historically low 35 percent, and a Gallup poll last month showed that he was the least popular president in the history of the polling organization.
Democrats were hoping the uptick in coverage would lead to more voters casting their ballots on Nov. 8.
The group said it tracked the coverage in each state, but found that most of the coverage was from the states with early primary states, including Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Wisconsin.
Iowa, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire all held primaries in the coming weeks, while New Hampshire had its primary in mid-March.
New Hampshire is still scheduled to hold its primary on Monday, but some Democrats are worried that the coverage could be a distraction as it looks to keep its momentum.
While Democrats are trying to stay on top of the news, Trump is continuing to tweet, and that’s a big concern for the group, Devine said.
“What’s happening is he’s getting a lot of tweets about himself,” Devine told ABC News.
“He’s tweeting about how he is going to make a deal with the Democrats.
I think he should be paying attention to the actual people who are going to be paying a lot more attention to his tweets.”
Democratic lawmakers are not the only ones looking to break record-breaking news coverage.
On Monday, a group of Democratic senators announced a goal to cover at least a third of the incoming administration.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Amy Ann KlobubburKlobuchars’ fight to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent begins to feel more like a war | Dems seek ethics review of attorney general MORE (D.-Minn.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Monday that the group would begin “targeting” the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency.
She said that she would work with her colleagues to “make sure we cover the full amount of the first hundred days.”
The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, the panel that oversees U.S. relations with foreign nations, is already looking to the 2020 election cycle to find ways to boost its coverage.