Election fatigue

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Guests: Jeffrey Gottfried, Eric Deggans, Frank Farley

Do you have election fatigue?  Donald Trump announced his candidacy over a year ago, and since then it seems like there’s been wall-to-wall coverage and analysis of the presidential campaign – every speech, gaffe, tweet, primary, caucus, ad, endorsement, etc.  There’s been 23 debates and we’ve barely begun the general election cycle. So, at what point is it too much?  A recent Pew study found that three out of five Americans have already been ‘exhausted’ by this election cycle. We’ll talk to the author of the study, JEFFREY GOTTFRIED, about the results of that survey.  Then, we’ll talk with NPR’s TV analyst, ERIC DEGGANS about how the news stations are covering the election that might be turning people off, and with Temple University’s FRANK FARLEY about the psychological impact that this amount of analysis has on voters.

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