What Etch A Sketch Comment?

Still a serious gaffe, but not as bad as many initially thought (at least for now). From The Fix:

In the wake of a comment by senior Mitt Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom on Wednesday comparing the children’s toy to how his candidate would address some of the more conservative positions if he became the GOP presidential nominee, the political world exploded.

new Pew Research Center poll shows that 55 percent of people were entirely unaware of the Etch a Sketch incident. Among the 44 percent who had heard about Fehrnstrom’s remark, 29 percent said it would have no effect on their feelings about Romney while 11 percent said it would make them less likely to support him and three percent said they were now more likely to back the former Massachusetts governor.

Still, that a majority of people haven’t heard of the Etch a Sketch moment is a telling reminder that for lots of people what goes on in the presidential campaign at this point is of little to no interest.

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published this page in In The News 2012-03-27 17:18:00 -0400
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