Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How representative is Rush anyway?

I've always had a theory that the influence of hardcore conservatives like Rush Limbaugh - and how they represent views of average Americans - has been grossly overstated by the media for many years.

According to this survey, you can probably say that Rush's (and the hardcore GOP's) views really represent the views of about 15% to 20% of Americans.

Keep in mind, too, that we've never really had a comprehensive and honest look at the actual numbers of listeners to conservative talk radio and, among those listeners, how many actually agree with the nonsense they hear or tune in as opposition research or to simply laugh at their absurdity.

article at HuffPost

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