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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, March 23, 2004

    Will early start lead to voter fatigue? 

    The presidential election looms seven long months away.

    Yet the candidates have already kicked their campaigns into high gear with nasty television ads, rapid-fire sparring and an intensity usually reserved for October.

    Some fear the early start - believed to be the earliest ever for a presidential campaign - will lead to widespread voter fatigue.

    "I'm really worried about that, to tell you the truth," said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a University of Southern California political analyst. "If it maintains for seven months as negative as it is now, I'm worried the campaign will turn voters off."

    - Sandy Kleffman, Contra Costa Times

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 9:11 AM



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