Gallup shock: Just 7% Following Kermit Gosnell Abortion Trial ‘Very Closely’

Published on May 11, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-05-11 at 10.15.41 AMThe public is ignoring the sensational Philadelphia murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, despite increased coverage by the mainstream media prompted by criticism from conservative groups, making it one of the least followed stories in Gallup poll history.

What’s more, even among those closely following the trial and extended jury deliberations which could conclude today, just 46 percent want more coverage while 47 percent believe the media is providing enough or too much coverage.

The Gallup poll of 1,535 conducted over five days is likely to come as a shock to conservatives who succeeded in pushing the media into covering the trial more. Gallup found that just 7 percent of the public is following the case “very closely” and 54 percent “not at all.”

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