There are already commenters who have noted that the Rally to Restore Sanity figures appear to be much higher than the Rally to Restore Honor hosted by Beck in August. That rally total was met with controversy, as CBS news pegged estimates around 87,000 whereas others said it was like 500,000 people.
About 150,000 sounds reasonable for the National Mall. If you count all the people who were at satellite rallies and who logged in on their computers and tuned their TVs to Comedy Central, the attendance will be more broad and numerous.
What are your thoughts on the Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimates?