Andrew Malcolm at Investors Business Daily writes regarding the latest Daily Kos/SEIU State of the Nation Poll:
Republican, Democrat, independent, men, women, whites, Indians, conservatives, rich people, poor people, PhD's, high school dropouts, young and old, overwhelming majorities of each group think the political media stinks.
Consider, for example:
Men and Women: Only "10% of men and women . . . cling to a favorable view of the political media."
Political Affinities: "Fully 91% of Republicans think unkindly of political media, while 78% of independents feel that way and even two-thirds of Democrats (65%) and Liberals (66%) agree, although they are the official party of the political media."
Union/Non-Union: 78% of union household and 77% of non-union households "pretty much agree the political media is insufferable."
These following groups also think the political media are insufferable: "Tea Party members (90%) and American Indians (81%), whites (82%) and conservatives (87%)."
As for "moderates," Malcolm says, "Moderates are, well, more moderate (74%), as are African-Americans (64%) and Asians (64% unfavorable)."
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