Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Listeners Are Glued To Campaign News

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Pew: Public interest in news about the presidential campaign reached a new high last week, though the national news was dominated by coverage of the faltering economy. Fully 57% of the public followed news about the election very closely and another 31% followed developments fairly closely. About a month before Election Day, interest in campaign news is higher now than it has been in previous years in the final days before the election.

If you're wondering how to talk about it without taking sides, how about asking your listeners whether they think the press has been fair to all sides? (Strong majorities of the public say the press has been fair to John McCain, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. But fewer than four-in-ten (38%) say the press has been fair to Sarah Palin.)

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