Rasmussen poll: Voters don't care about celebrities
02/10/2014 12:02 PM
02/10/2014 12:04 PM
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.
Join the Discussion
News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.