At the Republican National Convention

Americans already “exhausted” by presidential campaign

The November election is four months away, but Americans are already burnt out by the amount of news coverage of the presidential campaign.

A Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday shows that nearly 60 percent of Americans “feel exhausted” by election coverage. The rest of the country likes hearing about the election, according to the survey taken between June 7 and July 5.

In particular, 44 percent of respondents complained of too much coverage of candidates’ comments on the campaign trail and 43 percent disliked all the attention of their personal lives.

The topic that has received too little coverage? Fifty-five percent of those polled said candidates’ stances on the issues has received too little coverage, according to Pew.

Americans may be fatigued by election coverage, but they’re certainly paying attention. Pew earlier reported that 80 percent of registered voters have given “quite a lot” of thought to the election — the highest share at this point in any campaign since 1992.

It will be curious to see how America feels next week once the Republican and Democratic conventions end.

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