Celebrities Not Influential Among The Voting Public
A new survey conducted by E-Poll Market Research discovered that what celebrities say doesn’t influence our views as much as we might think – especially when it comes to political candidates.
Of the 2,237 voting-age people who responded to the survey, only 16% said that the endorsement of a candidate by a celebrity they like would definitely affect their perception of that candidate and the way they would vote.
When asked which celebrities have the strongest positive influence on their perceptions of the presidential candidates, those who responded said the following celebs had the biggest impact:
Respondents also said the celebrities they felt which have a negative impact on a candidate were:
The online survey was conducted among a nationwide, representative sample of 2,237 adults, 18 years of age or older, from September 10-13, 2007. Results based on the total sample are considered accurate at the 95% confidence level, within +/- 2 percentage points.
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