Monday, February 26, 2007

Surprising Poll

According to this recent poll from USA Today/Gallup, here's the country's ranking of the current crop of 2008 presidential contenders:

  1. Sam Brownback -- I think he's the only Catholic on the list so far, and according to this poll, the least objectionable -- if we're being shallow, anyway.
  2. Barack Obama -- I wonder if the unnamed black candidate would score as high if Al Sharpton were in the race?
  3. [is there a jewish candidate?] -- an unnamed Jewish candidate also scores well. Perhaps it's time to bring back a little more of that Joementum!*
  4. Hillary Clinton -- well, we've fallen out of the 90s, percentage-wise, but women are only being rejected out of hand by 11% of people. That's progress, I suppose.
  5. Bill Richardson -- where does all this anti-hispanic stuff come from?
  6. Mitt Romney -- and we drop down into the 70s! Almost a quarter of Americans would reject a Morman out of hand. Wow.
  7. Rudy Giuliani -- here's where it gets really ugly. Only two thirds of Americans would consider voting for the thrice-married Giuliani. I wonder if that number would change if they knew that one of those wives was his cousin?
  8. John McCain -- and barely edging out the unnamed homosexual is John McCain, who is already even older than Ronald Reagan was when he was first elected (Reagan was 69).
  9. [a homosexual] -- I don't know why this and Jewish are on the list except maybe to provide some contrast. Dots on the spectrum of prejudice, if you will...
  10. And finally, landing all the way at the bottom of the list? None other than Thomas Jefferson. How do you like them apples?
Next time maybe vegetarians, trial lawyers and deranged shock jocks should be added to the questionairre, so that Dennis Kucinich, John Edwards and Michael Savage can ping my list...

*just kidding!!!

5 comments:

Adam said...

I'm a couple of those things (not saying which)... and I guess I'll not be running for office anytime soon.

fletch said...

but what if you're a Mormon who's married 3 times at the same time?

sravana said...

LOL fletch...

sloms said...

if your party nominated a smug self satisfied witless spoiled decider who grew up with a silver spoon and never accomplished anything despite the enormous advantages he had who would ruin the greatest country in the history of the world and plunge it into a horrible war that would cost countless lives and not be willing to acknowledge that perhaps at one point in his completely tragically obnoxious life he made a mistake, would you vote for that person? 2000: 48% yes, 52% no; 2004: 51% yes, 49% no (of the votes actually counted and recognized)

alice said...

That'd be really funny if it weren't so incredibly sad.