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Hill Poll: Voters Say Personal Conduct Matters

Monday, 07 Nov 2011 01:38 PM

By Newsmax Wires

While Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain didn’t suffer in the first major poll conducted after reports of sexual harassment accusations against him, a new one may give him pause. A new survey from The Hill shows that 85 percent of likely voters think the way politicians conduct their private lives is an important element in assessing their suitability for office.

Of that 85 percent, 47 percent said private conduct is “very important,” and 38 percent said it’s “somewhat important.”

Meanwhile, 67 percent of voters believe presidential politics have turned dirtier over the past generation, while 27 percent feel they’re unchanged, and only 4 percent say they have become cleaner.

The poll also backs conservatives’ view that the media has a liberal bias. The survey indicates that 48 percent of voters think the media favors Democrats, while only 23 percent think they favor Republicans, and 24 percent think news organizations are “reasonably balanced.”

The media certainly doesn’t score well on the ethics front. The poll shows that a majority of voters view the media as unethical, with 41 percent of voters rating them “not very” ethical and 14 percent calling them “not at all” ethical. That compares to 35 percent of voters who see the media as “somewhat” ethical, and 8 percent who see them as very ethical.

In addition, 31 percent of voters say the media are “too friendly” to politicians, and 21 percent say they are “too hostile.”

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