Huffington, Politico, Slate: Big Post-Election Audience Drop Begins

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The drop-off in traffic to political websites now that the election is over has begun in force.

According to figures provided to 24/7 Wall St. by online audience measurement firm Hitwise, Slate lost 75% of its audience from November 5 to November 9.

The Huffington Post lost half of its audience over the same period and Politico lost 50%.

Are the numbers right? The sample sizes are small, so they are probably not exactly accurate, but the trend is hard to deny.

Douglas A. McIntyre