Poll: More people think the media have been ‘easier’ on McCain.


In yesterday’s New York Times/CBS News poll, respondents were asked to address how the news media have treated each of the three remaining presidential candidates in comparison to each other. Considering that reporters like the Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray say Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will have to “wait” until after the Democratic primary to “get his fair share of scrutiny,” it’s not surprising that more people feel he has gotten the easier coverage than both Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL):