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October 23, 2008

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)

In one more sign that the current presidential election campaign has drawn increased interest among pop culture watchers, Entertainment Weekly magazine released a survey on Thursday showing respondents, ages 18-24, estimated spending one-third of their TV time watching election coverage.

Of those surveyed, 1-in-5 Americans is watching more election coverage because they are dissatisfied with reality TV.

Fully half of all Americans said they are tuning-in to fewer primetime shows due to the election coverage they are watching, and 6-in-10 think the presidential face-off between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain is entertaining.

When asked if they prefer vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin or comedian Tina Fey’s impression of Palin on the NBC show “Saturday Night Live,” 37.4 percent of respondents said they prefer Fey’s version of Palin, but a nearly equal 37 percent said they prefer Palin herself.

As for celebrity endorsements, 53 percent of respondents said those have some influence on the candidates’ appeal.

The survey involved a national OmniTel telephone poll by GfK Custom Research North America among 1,004 adults ages 18 and up on Oct. 17-19. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percent.

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THE DNC AND BIASED MEDIA WILL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT THEIR “GOLDEN BOY” OBAMA.

HOW MANY MIDDLE-EASTERN MUSLIM COUNTRIES HAVE SENT MONEY TO OBAMA?

OBAMA PAID OVER $800,000 TO ACORN TO GET OUT THE VOTE!

HAS HIS “VOTER FRAUD” ORGANIZATION BOUGHT THE ELECTION?

I’M VOTING FOR THE HONORABLE JOHN McCAIN.

Posted by REPLACE DO-NOTHING DEMS IN CONGRESS! | Report as abusive
 

Yes because Honor describes Mr. McCain.

It was so honorable that McCain came back from being a PoW to cheat on his crippled wife and divorce her.

It was honorable how involved he was in the Keating 5 scandal.

It’s honorable how he supports an endless war in the middle east.

It’s honorable how he throws around the term socialist at Mr. Obama, even though he himself has voted for many socialist ideas.

It’s honorable how he picked Palin thinkin America’s women were too stupid and would vote simply on gender.

And last but not least, it’s honorable how he stokes racism and religious bigotry to try and win a campaign.

Wake up!

Posted by Dave | Report as abusive
 

This just goes to show how much the mainstream media has actually been involved in this election. The fact that they’re making this into a reality series is bothering to me. They need to focus more on the facts, and stop showing a bias for their liberal illuminati alliances.

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HOW MANY FOREIGNERS CONTRIBUTED TO OBAMA?

OBAMA HAS SPENT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON “LIGHTING” AND “SOUND” AND “BALLOONS” AND “GREEK COLUMNS”!

WHY WASN’T OBAMA VETTED? HE HAS BASED HIS ENTIRE CAMPAIGN ON LIES! HE HAS TOO MANY TIES TO TERRORISTS AND ANTI-AMERICANS (ACORN-VOTER FRAUD, BOMBER AYERS, SLUMLORD REZKO, “GOD DAMN AMERICA” JEREMIAH WRIGHT, FARRAKHAN, HAMAS, PFLEGER, DOHRN, AND MANY MORE).

WHY DOES THE DNC AND MAINSTREAM BIASED MEDIA KEEP COVERING UP HIS MORBID PAST?

HOW MANY FOREIGNERS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO HIS CAMPAIGN?

WHY DID OBAMA GIVE OVER $800,000 TO ACORN TO GET OUT THE VOTE?

HIS KENYAN GRANDMOTHER SAID SHE WAS IN THE DELIVERY ROOM — IN KENYA — WHEN HE WAS BORN. WAS HE BORN IN KENYA? WE WANT TO KNOW BEFORE NOVEMBER 4.

OBAMA WILL “SPREAD THE WEALTH”. HE WILL RAISE TAXES ON HARD-WORKING AMERICANS AND SEND A REFUND CHECK TO NON-WORKING DEADBEATS ON WELFARE.

WHY DID OBAMA LIE ABOUT “PUBLIC FUNDING”?

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I’m voting for the Honorable John McCain! EXPERIENCE DOES MATTER!

Posted by REPLACE DO-NOTHING DEMS IN CONGRESS! | Report as abusive
 

people need to wake up and look at whats going on. who has the most experience? thank you that goes to mccain. do we need a muslim president? thank you NO. Also if people dont wake up we will be in a worst economic crisis. obama wants to take money from small buisnesses by taxing more heavily. this will in turn lay more people off work because companies will have to fork out more money to the government. And we all know what happens next, more people on government funding. Remember this working americans who pay taxes

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