Pew Poll: Christie ‘Scandal’ Draws Little Public Interest

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Proving once again how out of touch the media is with the American public. Pretty much wall-to-wall covering on television bu tthe public yawns.

The national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Jan. 9-12 among 1,006 adults, finds that just 18% paid very close attention to Christie’s apology on Jan. 9 for the highway lane closures ordered by his aides. By contrast, 44% very closely followed news about the cold winter weather that gripped much of the U.S. and 28% tracked news about the economy.

The release of a book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates that criticized the Obama administration drew even less interest than news about Christie. Just 11% followed news about Gates’ book very closely.

The Gates story has been largely ignored, of course. How pathetic is the media obsession on the Christie story? This pathetic:

Talk about jumping the shark.

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2 Responses to “Pew Poll: Christie ‘Scandal’ Draws Little Public Interest”

  1. Mikey NTH on 13/13/14 at 4:19 pm

    MSNBC? Then it will be seen by tens of people who were never going to vote for Christie anyway.

  2. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 13/13/14 at 9:17 pm

    Rest assured the media is hard at work trying to make it draw public interest.