62 percent worn out by presidential campaign coverage: Survey



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Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of Americans say they feel worn out by the high volume of news coverage of the 2024 presidential campaign and candidates, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday.

Just over one-third (35 percent) of respondents, on the other hand, say they “like seeing a lot of coverage of the campaign and candidates” in the survey, which was conducted on April 8-14, 2024.

Pew also showed an inverse relationship between how closely people say they follow election news and how worn out they are by it.

Overall, 58 percent of Americans say they have been following the news about the 2024 presidential candidates very or fairly closely, while 28 percent say they aren’t following it too closely, and 13 percent say they aren’t following it closely at all.

Among those who say they follow election news “very” closely, 40 percent say they feel worn out by it. Among those who say they follow “fairly” closely, 61 percent say they feel worn out.

Among those who say they follow “not too closely,” 70 percent say they feel worn out, while those who say they follow “not at all” closely, 77 percent say they feel worn out.

Pew reported that Republicans are slightly less likely than Democrats to say they are worn out by election coverage – 58 percent of Republicans, compared to 66 percent of Democrats.

Conservative Republicans are significantly less likely (55 percent) to be worn out by the coverage than moderate or liberal Republicans (65 percent).

This poll comes as Americans have long reported feeling “dread” and “exhaustion” about the prospect of a rematch between President Biden and former President Donald Trump.

The Pew Research Center survey included 8,709 U.S. adults and was conducted April 8 to 14, 2024. The margin of sampling error is +/- 1.5 percentage points.



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