Rachel Maddow's audience 'best-informed'

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Only 14 percent of those surveyed by Pew could answer all four of the following questions about current events:

  • Which party controls the House of Representatives?
  • What is the current unemployment rate?
  • Which nation is led by Angela Merkel?
  • Which presidential candidate favors taxing higher-income Americans?

Most news audiences, however, scored substantially better than the public.

The best informed audience? Rachel Maddow’s.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.