Republicans and Democrats find little to agree on these days, but they have some similar reactions to the 2012 presidential campaign. Nearly identical percentages of Republicans and Democrats say the election will be exhausting.
That's according to a new Pew Research Center study released Thursday.
The study shows most Americans say the campaign has been too long and dull (56 percent each), while 53 percent say it has been too negative. At the same time, an overwhelming majority (79 percent) views the presidential campaign as important.
But this is nothing new, Pew says.
The public has long expressed the view that presidential campaigns are too long. In surveys conducted over the past three campaigns, asked at different stages in race, no fewer than 50% have said campaigns were too long.
What do you think? Are presidential campaigns too long and negative? Or is the POTUS position just too important for it to be short and sweet?
What about this campaign season? Is it already getting out of hand with attack ads and news articles? Or is the ferocious atmosphere to be expected given the stakes?
Weigh in with a comment below!