December 20, 1992

Press Sees Coverage as Having Hurt Bush Election Chances

The Press And Campaign '92

Report Summary

A substantial majority (55%) of the American journalists who followed the 1992 presidential campaign believe that George Bush’s candidacy was damaged by the way the press covered him. Only 11% feel that Gov. Bill Clinton’s campaign was harmed by the way the press covered his drive to the presidency. Moreover, one out of three journalists (36%) think that media coverage helped the Arkansan win the presidency while a mere 3% believed that the press coverage helped the Bush effort.

Cite this publication: “Press Sees Coverage as Having Hurt Bush Election Chances.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (December 20, 1992) http://www.people-press.org/1992/12/20/press-sees-coverage-as-having-hurt-bush-election-chances/, accessed on July 23, 2014.