Whether you believe the press is too easy on John McCain's attack ads or favors Barack Obama, one thing appears clear in our latest Whispers Poll: More than half surveyed by our partner Synovate believe that the political media are either biased or don't do enough to fact check candidate claims. But there is a silver lining of sorts. Americans also seem to getting a good diet of beefy news.
The Whispers Poll
The media has come under unusual fire during the 2008 presidential election for its coverage and pointed analysis of the Democratic and Republican candidates.
What irked you most about the coverage?
|Failure to fact check candidate claims||29%|
|Too focused on polls||17%|
|Cable TV shouting matches||12%|
|Too frilly, not enough news||10%|
Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted October 16-20 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.