Rasmussen poll: Voters don't care about celebrities

Posted by Craig Jarvis on February 10, 2014 

Singer Clay Aiken’s entry into the race for the seat held by U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers drew an instant nationwide buzz, which turned into a fast online money-raising bonanza (he was closing in on his goal of $65,000 by the end of Monday).

But celebrity only goes so far.

A new Rasmussen Reports poll finds only 4 percent of likely U.S. voters say they would be more likely to vote for a prominent entertainer running for office. Forty-two percent say they would be less likely, and 52 percent say it wouldn’t make any difference.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted Thursday and Friday, and has a margin of error of 3 percent.

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