News Interest Index: Palin Fatigue Now Rivals Obama Fatigue

  • October 29, 2008

Many Americans say they are hearing too much about Barack Obama in these final days of the 2008 presidential election – just as they did last summer – but a similar percentage now says the same about Sarah Palin. However, the public's complaints notwithstanding, a relatively small amount of media coverage was devoted to the vice-presidential candidates last week. There continued to be much greater coverage of the presidential candidates, according to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Four-in-ten (41%) now say they've been hearing too much about Obama; only 10% say they've been hearing too little about him. That's down slightly from 48% in early August. But as many or more Americans (46%) say they've been hearing too much about Palin, though she has generally received much less media coverage than either Obama or John McCain.

Read the full report Palin Fatigue Now Rivals Obama Fatigue on the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.