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Politicians Earn Higher Favorable Ratings Than Journalists

While Americans tend to hold politics and politicians in low regard, the leading Election 2008 Presidential candidates are viewed more favorably than the nation’s leading news reporters. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that Katie Couric earns the highest favorables among the media types at 48%. Still, that’s lower than the favorable reviews earned by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (70%), Illinois Senator Barack Obama (55%), Arizona Senator John McCain (54%), New York Senator Hillary Clinton (50%) and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards (49%).

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