A Positive Spin Through the News for McCain

Posted April 17, 2008 at 4:19pm

While most Americans say the positive-negative ratio when it comes to news coverage of the presidential candidates is a mixed bag, John McCain has the highest number of news consumers who believe he is getting positive treatment, according to Pew Research. In an April 11-14 survey, 36 percent said the coverage of McCain was mostly positive, compared to 11 percent who described it as negative, with 44 percent saying it was a mix of both. Twenty-three percent said coverage of Obama was negative against 21 percent who found it positive, and 53 percent who called it a mix. Thirty-six percent found coverage of Clinton to be negative, 13 percent said it was positive and 47 percent called it a mix.