56% Say Media Put Too Much Emphasis on Politics in Arizona Shooting Coverage
Voters Give Obama Good Marks for Arizona Response, See No Lasting Political Change
National Survey of 1,000
Conducted January 13-14, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the shooting of a congresswoman and others in Arizona?
2* Generally speaking, how do you rate President Obama’s response to the shooting in Arizona…..Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor?
3* Generally speaking, how do you rate the media’s coverage of the shooting in Arizona….Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor?
4* Has news coverage of the Arizona shootings focused too much on the political implications of the shooting, not enough on the political implications or has the coverage been about right?
5* Will the shooting incident in Arizona have a lasting positive impact on the nation’s political dialogue, a lasting negative impact, or will the incident be forgotten and nothing will change?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence