Are you paying more attention to the presidential candidates this year compared with four years ago?
A national campaign manager for one of the candidates says polls indicate you are.
The many big-name candidates in both the Democratic and Republican parties may be a factor why more people report watching this year’s presidential races compared with the 2004 campaigns, said David Bonior, campaign manager for Democratic presidential contender John Edwards.
Republicans didn’t have a presidential primary race in 2004, and several states have moved up their primaries or caucuses to early 2008, which also may be a factor, Bonior said during a speech Friday in Oklahoma City to Oklahoma County Democrats.
Polls, he said, show between 50 to 67 percent of Americans are paying attention to this year’s race compared with about 25 percent during the same time four years ago.
What do you think?