DID YOU READ IT?
Former special counsel Robert Mueller will be on Capitol Hill in a few days to have a say on his report on “Russian collusion,” which will earn mighty media coverage. Meanwhile, that gives Americans a little more time to actually read the report, or at least skim it, in preparation for the long-awaited hearing. Does this personal effort matter? It could. A new poll reveals that while everyone has seen plenty of broadcast coverage about Mr. Mueller’s 448-page investigation, very few have actually read the thing.
How few? Just 7% have read the “whole thing” says a new Economist/YouGov survey. This means that the public’s viewpoint has been heavily shaped by the news media — for better or worse. More numbers in the Poll du Jour at column’s end.