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52% of Wisconsin voters are already sick of election season

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - More than half of Wisconsin voters say they're already worn out by election coverage.

Cherry Digital surveyed 3,000 Wisconsinites and 52 percent say they're experiencing "voter fatigue."

Nearly 90 percent of those surveyed say regardless of political affiliation they think politicians nowadays are more about "spin" than substance, meaning they believe politicians will say almost anything as long as it gets them elected.

Rich Postlewaite, a political science lecturer at UW-Stout, doesn't expect voter fatigue to stop people from showing up at the polls.

"I think people in Wisconsin tend to vote in higher numbers than a lot of other states," Postlewaite said. "I think they're going to show up again even with the fatigue. They're going to say 'it's my civic duty to do this' so I'm not confident that it's going to really have an impact on lowering voter turnout."

Research in the survey also revealed 75 percent of voters think election campaign finance should be capped in order to level the playing field between all candidates,

Katrina Lim

Katrina Lim joined the News 18 team in August 2019 as a multimedia journalist. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey but has lived in all time zones of the contiguous U.S.A.

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