Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Male U.S. Rock Fans Likely to Vote Republican: Survey

By Sue Zeidler

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If you are male and a Led Zeppelin fan, chances are you may be leaning toward voting Republican in the U.S. presidential election, according to a survey of rock radio fans released on Wednesday.

The Jacobs Media's Media/Technology Web Poll IV of more than 27,000 respondents cited stronger than expected interest in the November 2008 election among fans of rock, classic rock, and alternative radio stations.

It also found that John McCain, the Republican candidate for U.S. president, was the top pick for the Oval Office for men and classic rock partisans -- those people who tune in to stations playing music from the "original classic rock era" of 1964 to 1975, comprised of bands like Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd...

There were also a fair share of write-in votes. Mickey Mouse ranked as the top presidential choice of 11 respondents, and singer Ted Nugent was written in by three members of the Rock sample.


Cathy_of_Alex said...

I knew a guy who thought Spinal Tap was a real band. I wonder who he will vote for? Probably Nader.

Terry Nelson said...

It is a real band Cath - and I'm voting for Perot - not Nader. Sheesh!

mwidunn said...

How will Stryper fans vote?

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