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    Americans may be wearying of campaign news

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Wednesday in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP Photo)

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Wednesday in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP Photo)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    Americans may be getting tired of all the election coverage. The percentage of Americans who say they are following news of the election very closely had been rising each month from January through March, but is actually down a little this month.

    Republicans think it would be better to get their whole nomination process settled ahead of time, and not wait until the Cleveland convention to decide who is going to be their nominee.

    A majority, 63 percent, of Republicans say their party is being hurt, compared with just 24 percent of Democrats. Republicans in short are really worried, for a number of reasons, most centering around GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

    Candidates do seem to be hitting on important issues; 58 percent say the candidates are talking about the issues they really care about.

    Those surveyed say the top five most important problems facing the nation now, in order, are the economy, dysfunctional government, jobs, immigration, and race relations.

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