Ben Pershing is out this week. Morning Fix is cross-posted from The Fix, by Chris Cillizza.
Morning Fix: Polling the Town Halls
The protests that have dominated town halls -- and news coverage -- for the first two weeks of this month are being closely followed by much of the country and are largely regarded as appropriate, according to several surveys on the events released in the last forty-eight hours.
A Pew poll released Thursday showed that nearly eight in ten Americans were paying either "a lot" (49 percent) or "a little" (29 percent) to the rowdy town halls while a USA Today/Gallup survey showed that 32 percent were following the town halls "very closely" while another 37 percent said they were following the events "somewhat closely."
Anything not named "American Idol" that is drawing that much attention from the public is sure to not only have an impact on the political atmosphere but also leave elected officials and would-be elected officials scrambling to know just what it all means.
Read more at The Fix.
August 14, 2009; 7:56 AM ET
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