Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Political Awarenesson the Rise (?)

Not certain what this will translate into come November 7th, but interesting how it coincides with a recent Indiana University study that shows comedy "fake news" spoofs like The Daily Show resonate more as substantive news programming:

Politics is a water-cooler topic, a dinner-table subject, an issue to discuss after Sunday services, and this year the interest of American voters is at its highest level in more than a decade.

That renewed attention could translate into higher voter turnout on Nov. 7, according to an Associated Press-Pew poll. Seventy percent say they are talking politics with family and friends, and 43 percent are debating the issues at work. Among churchgoers, 28 percent share their political views, a number that rises to 34 percent among the congregations in the South.