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What impact does a celebrity’s endorsement of a politician have on who you vote for?

Response Percent Votes
No impact
81% 281
Depends on the celebrity
9% 32
I listen to what the celebrity has to say
3% 13
Some impact
3% 12
1% 6
Total 344


labmonkey 10 years, 6 months ago

I see that like myself, Gretchen feared a suprise Chuck Norris roundhouse kick for not taking notice.

labmonkey 10 years, 6 months ago

Anyone who cannot decide for theirselves who to vote for should not vote.

sdinges 10 years, 6 months ago

If anything, it impacts my view negatively. I think it's tacky when a celebrity endorses a candidate.

OnlyTheOne 10 years, 6 months ago

Yea, sure. But there's a lot of people would follow Oprah into Hell.

GretchenJP 10 years, 6 months ago

I wouldn't follow Oprah to the free food line.

labmonkey 10 years, 6 months ago

Although I did momentarily consider Huckabee when Chuck Norris endorsed him...

Jeff Plinsky 10 years, 6 months ago

I'm no fan of Oprah, but you have to admit that celebrities are a significant part of the MSM, and thus serve as gatekeepers for much of the public. If Oprah tells me that the way women are being treated in S. Africa is loathsome, I will listen. For many Americans, it is likely to be the first time they have heard such a thing. In this case, some women (Oprah's key demographic) will look at the election more closely than they would have otherwise. Is that a bad thing?

Gretchen, while you may not listen to Oprah, I suspect there are celebrities to whom you do listen. Brian Williams? Katie Couric? Dan Rather? Bill O'Reilly? John Stewart? Dennis Miller? Bono? Cher? John Mellencamp? Christiane Amanpour? George Will? Al Gore? Now, I will agree that I value some of these people's opinions more highly than others, but isn't it naive to believe that their voices have "no impact" on us?

I won't vote for Obama because some wack-job endorses him. But I will listen to her voice, and his, and many others, before making up my mind. No matter how ridiculous and self-serving the celebrity might be, s/he might point out something that had not otherwise occurred to me. And that may well influence my vote.

GretchenJP 10 years, 6 months ago

IIITeachYou ~ I didn't say I wouldn't listen to a celebrity, I said a celebrity's endorsement of a politician has no impact on me. However, I'm with labmonkey in that the endorsement of Huckabee by Chuck Norris made me sit up and take notice... but impacted me? No.

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