Politics

American Public Wants to Hear Less About "Long," "Negative," and "Dull" Campaign, More About Totally Messed Up Economy

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A new poll from the Pew Center for the People & the Press finds that the two groups on either side of that annoying ampersand disagree on how much coverage the 2012 election merits:

Half of Americans say the presidential campaign has been too negative and 55% of the public describe the 2012 contest so far as dull. [The poll] also finds that 57% say the campaign has been too long, while 35% say it has not been too long. This is virtually identical to public evaluations of previous presidential campaigns.

boooooring

The people would like to hear more about the economy, please. But the press says it's horserace or bust.

Hey look! Reason has our own poll!