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The country where the population is more enthused by elections than sport, TV etc

Is, contrary to what one might think, the United States.

According to Pew Research Centre's figures, 70% are looking forward to the October election, whereas an astonishingly high 34% are looking forward to the Oscars (there can't be that many people nominated for the more yawn-inducing awards, can there?), 52% to the Olympics and 49% to the Superbowl.

Not entirely surprisingly, Dems are more enthused (82%) than Republicans (66%). I do wonder about the 18% of self-described Democrats who are not looking forward to the event given the way the wind is blowing.

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Anonymous dearieme said... 5:20 pm

Odd, isn't it, given that they are guaranteed to be rid of W whoever wins? What's the history: were they equally excited at the prospect of voting for or against John Kerry?  



Blogger Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said... 5:43 am

It is interesting though. Much more than some narcissistic ceremony of self-aggrandizement. Oops, that's the election.

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