Survey: Media Coverage Of Palin Too Tough?

A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that 60 percent of Americans believe that the media's treatment of John McCain and Barack Obama has been fair. And 66 percent say the coverage of Joe Biden has been fair as well. But when it comes to Sarah Palin, 38 percent say the coverage has been too tough. An equal 38 percent say it's been fair and 21 percent say the media has been too easy on the Alaska governor.

Republicans are more likely to think Palin has been treated unfairly (68 percent) and Democrats less likely to agree (18 percent). But 41 percent of independents say they think the press has been too tough on her. Opinions of both vice presidential nominees changed after their only televised debate, with both candidates increasing their favorability ratings afterwards. For all those results and more, check out the full survey here.
  • Vaughn Ververs

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