Are you ready for the 2010 or 2012 election coverage to start? Just can’t wait for the candidates to get back out on the campaign trail again?
If you answered yes to those questions, you’re in the minority- at least according to a recent report released by the Pew Research Center. They asked folks “Will you miss following campaign news?” Their answer was a resounding NO with 82% of the respondents.
Other questions that they asked: Who’s your favorite campaign Journalist? 50% said that they didn’t know or none. The next highest response was 5% for Bill O’Reilly, but CNN was had three entries in the top 10:
- 2% Anderson Cooper
- 2% CNN (general)
- 2% Wolf Blitzer
Other CNN names that didn’t make the top 10, but did make the listing in the final report:
- 1% Larry King
- 1% Glenn Beck
- 1% Lou Dobbs
Would you believe that Republicans and Democrats have different favorite journalists?
On the Republican side of the isle, 9% said their favorite was Bill O’Reilly. A few CNN names showed up on the top 10: 2% Glenn Beck and 1% Wolf Blitzer.
On the other side of the isle, the Democrats’ favorite was Keith Olbermann with 6%. CNN’s Anderson Cooper (4%), CNN (general) (4%), and Wolf Blitzer (3%) also made it onto the top 10 list.
How about their least favorite campaign journalist? Would you believe Bill O’Reilly with 6%? 60% of the respondents said None or Don’t Know. CNN didn’t make the top 10 on this list, but there were a couple of CNN journalists listed in the final report: Wolf Blitzer (1%) and Larry King (1%).
Source: Pew Research Center, November 12, 2008
What about the folks that answered YES to the question "Will you miss following campaign news?” If they're feeling a bit blue right now, they could be suffering from PEBS: Post Election Blues Syndrome. Miles O'Brien reported on this on American Morning today:
Did you catch John King earlier this week playing with another network's Magic Wall or in this case their Touch Pass? King stopped by NBA TV to help Ahmad Rashad with their version of the Magic Wall. Here's an example of why Rashad needed King's assistance:
In the first clip from Tuesday night's NBA Gametime, King shows off his skills with the NBA TV TouchPass. The clip also includes analysts Chris Webber and Gary Payton:
The second clip shows a discussion with King, Rashad, Webber, and Payton.
Have you voted yet for the 2008 CNN Hero of the Year?
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