Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Barflies for Obama

I guess this passes as news. Who'd have thought the young folks who hang out at bars would prefer this empty suit over John McCain or Mrs. Clinton?
Among other constituencies, Barack Obama appears to have won over the nation's bar crowd--the majority of which said they'd rather toast a win with Obama as opposed to Hillary Clinton or John McCain, according to the latest Rock the Vote survey.

The interactive survey, which ran on TouchTunes jukeboxes in bars nationwide from April 28 through May 11, asked bar patrons about the presidential candidate and current social issues. It also allowed people to enter their email address to receive a voter registration form from Rock the Vote, which resulted in nearly 10,000 registrations.

"The response far exceeded our expectations," said Heather Smith, executive director of Rock the Vote, regarding the demand for registration information.

In response to the question, "Which candidate would you most like to have a beer with?", a full 29% chose Obama, while 22% picked Clinton and 20% named John McCain.

Midwesterners voted Obama as their guy to imbibe with--31.2%--while Clinton was most likely to be offered a barstool in the Southwest--24%. McCain, meanwhile, was the top choice in the Southeast--23%.
Put as much stock in such a voter sample as you would in a group of kindergarten kids voting. With any luck most of those voting here will have a hangover and stay home on election day.

Also at Macsmind.

H/T Larwyn.

Update: Thanks to Hot Air for the link.

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