Too much election coverage?

Our scientifically-conducted national telephone survey results are reported below. This box contains a ballot for our companion online poll, which provides unscientific results.

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Too much election coverage?

Democrats, Republicans, and independents agree: In these early days of the 2012 U.S. presidential contest, the national TV news networks are providing too much coverage of the race.

As the TV news networks provide exhaustive coverage of the presidential contest, we asked Americans in our national scientific poll whether they think the news networks provide too much, too little, or just the right amount of coverage of the presidential race.

Overall, 42% said too much, 26% said the right amount, and 20% said too little.  Twelve percent had no opinion.

Republicans: 36% too much, 26% just right, 24% too little.

Democrats: 44% too much, 27% just right, 21% too little.

Independents: 46% too much, 26% just right, 15% too little.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,094 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 3, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

What do you think?  Vote in our online companion poll and comment below.

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position crosstabs – TV news nets campaign coverage.

You can learn more about our polling methodology here.

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