Those planning to ignore Obama's Inaugural doubles

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Inauguration

President Obama is fast getting to know how the late comic Rodney Dangerfield felt: He's getting no Inaugural respect.

A new Rasmussen Reports poll finds that 58 percent plan to watch his Inauguration, a staggering drop from 75 percent in 2009.

And those planning to ignore the televised historic event is 41 percent, up from 21 percent in 2009.

From the pollster:

The 58% of Likely U.S. Voters who plan to watch on Monday include 18% who intend to watch all of the inauguration, 14% who'll watch most of it and 26% who'll watch at least some. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% do not plan to watch any of the president's second inauguration live. Just two percent (2%) haven't made up their minds yet.

In January 2009, 75% planned to watch at least some of the historic inauguration of America's first black president. Only 21% did not intend to watch it at all.