Obama Fatigue Setting In?
A new Pew poll reveals that a plurality of Americans are sick and tired of hearing about this Barack Obama guy, who’s apparently a big celebrity like Paris Hilton.
The Pew headline writer chose: Obama Fatigue – 48% Hearing Too Much About Him and, as you can see from the box at right, Many Think Obama is Overexposed.
Then again, slightly more people, 51%, think they’re hearing the right amount or too little about Obama. It’s difficult, after all, to hear too much about a guy who’s currently the favorite to be elected president three months from now.
Then again, only a quarter of those surveyed thought they were getting too much McCain. But, then, who doesn’t like wrinkly old dudes?
Roughly the same number of people have seen both candidates’ ads. By nearly a 3-to-1 margin, people think McCain’s ads are more negative and by more than a 2-to-1 margin, people think Obama’s ads are more positive.
So, does this mean people like negative ads?
Or do people think Obama is getting more than his fair share of mainstream media coverage? Was the overseas trips with the cheering throngs of Germans too much for people? Or, perhaps, is this just a function of the Democratic primary having run much longer than the Republican primary?
Honestly, I don’t know.