Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Had Enough of Obamania?

Looks like you may not be alone. A recent Pew poll shows that forty eight percent of Americans think that Obama is overexposed.

"As he has since January, this week, Barack Obama enjoyed much more visibility as far as the public was concerned than did John McCain. By a margin of 76% to 11% respondents in Pew's weekly News Interest Index survey named Obama over McCain as the candidate they have heard the most about in recent days. But the same poll also shows that the Democratic candidate's media dominance may not be working in his favor. Close to half (48%) of Pew's interviewees went on to say that they have been hearing too much about Obama lately. And by a slight, but statistically significant margin - 22% to 16% - people say that recently they have a less rather than more favorable view of the putative Democratic nominee."

Looks like he's ranking right up there with the GEICO lizard and that "Can you hear me now?" guy. Personally I'm not suffering from Obama fatigue yet. But I read news more than I watch it.
Odds are McCain will start getting more coverage after the conventions and particularly after the first debate. He is after all a more practiced debater than Obama. In the mean time it could be worse for Obama after all, according to Oscar Wilde, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.