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Non-candidate Emily Farris Gets High Negatives in GOP Poll

By    |   Sunday, 17 May 2015 08:23 PM


Emily Farris, a political science professor at Texas Christian University, isn't running for president in 2016 — but she got a high unfavorability rating anyway when she was listed among the 20 or so potential GOP candidates in a recent Public Policy Polling survey.

Farris' name was put in the survey as a control, The Atlantic reported. None of the respondents is likely to have ever heard of Farris, yet 20 percent reported an unfavorable opinion of her. Three percent had a favorable opinion and 77 percent said they were "not sure."

Her favorable/unfavorable gap was eclipsed only by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has faced problems with the Bridge-gate scandal and his personal style that some see as confrontational.

According to The Atlantic's Yoni Appelbaum, Farris made her way into the survey as a result of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder being included in a previous survey of Iowa Republicans.

Detroit Free Press reporter Paul Egan was skeptical of Snyder's unfavorability rating since he assumed most people outside the state weren't familiar with him. So he called PPP director Tom Jensen, who assured the reporter, "If I had polled you for favorability with Iowa Republicans, you would come out with the same number he did."

Turns out, Jensen was wrong. He put the reporter's name in a poll of Arizona GOP voters. Snyder got a 5 percent favorability to the reporter's 6 percent.

Farris found that funny, and tweeted to the PPP, "Well, next time throw my name in the poll as someone with no national profile. It'll amuse my Survey Research students."

So they did, and Farris ended up with 20 percent unfavorability.

Since the only thing discernable about Farris' name is her gender, Appelbaum wondered if Republican voters just don't like the idea of a female candidate.

"We'd have to see this as a pattern across multiple polls," Farris said. "We never want to draw too many conclusions from just a single poll."

She did say, though, that the issue warranted more testing.

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