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Questions - AZ Shootings - January 13-14, 2011

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
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
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