Are Americans tuned in to the 2012 presidential election?

    Americans say they are closely following news about the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Seventy-three percent of Americans say they are tuning in to news about the race, higher than the average 61 percent of people who say they pay attention to news events. Although voters show interest in the election, data also suggests young voters are less likely to show at the polls than in 2008. Editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll, Frank Newport, breaks down the numbers in this week’s “What Are We Thinking?” segment with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller.

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