DID YOU READ IT?

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.

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