Skip to comments.Gallup: Americans' Attention to IRS, Benghazi Stories Below Average
Posted on 05/17/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Slim majorities of Americans are very or somewhat closely following the situations involving the Internal Revenue Service (54%) and the congressional hearings on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and its aftermath (53%) -- comparatively low based on historical measures of other news stories over the last two decades.
These results are based on a May 14-15 Gallup poll. Despite extensive news coverage of these stories in recent days, the level of attention being paid to each is below the average 60% of Americans who have closely followed more than 200 news stories Gallup has measured over the past several decades. Additionally, Americans appear to be paying almost exactly the same levels of attention to both stories, despite the relative newness of the IRS story during the time in which this survey was in the field.
Republicans More Tuned In
Republicans are much more likely to say they are following these news stories closely than are independents or in particular Democrats. There is a 21-percentage-point gap between Republicans and Democrats in terms of following the Benghazi story closely, and a 27-point gap on the IRS story.
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Garbage poll. What do Likely Voters think and are they paying attention?
Apathetic...(you forgot this one...;-)
Just like their IQ’s
I wonder, how many were paying attention to Watergate when it first broke.