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- 58 percent say they follow politics “very closely,” 32 percent follow “somewhat closely.”

- 38 percent say the tone of politics makes them “more interested,” 30 percent say they are “less interested,” 30 percent say the tone “makes no difference.”

Source: An Allegheny College/Indiana University survey of 1,252 adults conducted Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 and released Sunday.

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