48% of Americans following presidential election "closely", down from 61% in 2008

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Forty-eight percent of Americans are following the 2012 presidential election very closely, according to a new survey by Pew. That’s the highest figure this year, but it’s far lower than in 2008 — 61 percent of Americans were following the election very closely in mid-October then.

H/t to Andrew Beaujon, who has more analysis here.

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