CBS Poll: 20 Percent Of Voters Tuning Out Election

With the 2012 campaign approaching the home stretch, 20 percent of voters say they are paying virtually no attention to the election, according to a poll from CBS News released on Tuesday evening. 

The poll also shows that 45 percent of voters are paying “a lot” of attention to the campaign, while 34 percent say they are at least paying “some” attention.  Republicans are somewhat more engaged than their Democratic counterparts: 47 percent of registered Republicans say they are paying a lot of attention, compared with 42 percent of Democrats.  


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