Those influential independents

The Pew Research Center's survey on Americans' attitudes about the press found that "increasingly, Democrats are showing dissatisfaction with press coverage of the Bush administration. A majority of Democrats (54%) say that press coverage of the Bush administration has not been critical enough; that represents a sizable increase from May 2004 (39%)." In addition, "An increasing number of independents also believe the press has not been critical enough in its coverage of the Bush's administration's policies and performance (38% now vs. 25% last year)."

This last statistic is especially interesting given that pundits are forecasting the independent vote in the 2008 presidential election may be the most influential vote from that group yet.

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