WP-Pew Research Poll: Voters Don't Care about Big-Name Endorsements

Friday, 13 Jan 2012 01:35 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
While big-name endorsements of political candidates grab a headline or two, they seem to carry little weight with voters. A Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll showed that more than six in 10 Republicans and GOP-leaning Independents said such endorsements made no difference, The Washington Post political blog The Fix reported.

For example, 70 percent said an endorsement by Rep. Michele Bachman, R-Minn., wouldn’t matter, while 10 percent said it would make them more likely to support the candidate and 18 percent said it would make them less likely to support the candidate, the Post reported.

The survey also tested newspaper endorsements and those by the clergy.

An identical 70 percent of GOP voters and GOP-leaning Independents said an endorsement from a priest wouldn’t matter, and 73 percent said the same about a newspaper endorsement, according to the Post.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NYT: Nation Steadily Losing Confidence in Obama

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 08:15 AM

The nation is losing confidence in President Obama and his administration with every passing month, according to an anal . . .

With New Freedoms, Young in Tunisia Turn to ISIS

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 07:52 AM

Of the Middle East countries convulsed by the Arab Spring, Tunisia is considered the singular, democratic success - whic . . .

Obama's Campaign Efforts Worry Democrats

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 07:23 AM

While some Democratic senatorial candidates are distancing themselves from President Obama, worried that his support on  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved