Sunday, October 19, 2008

Poll Finds Republicans Like Joe the Plumber, Democrats Hate Him

I figure this must be the first time in American history a presidential poll has been taken on someone nobody had heard of a week ago.

To no surprise, feelings about Joe the Plumber split along party lines. Whodathunkit?
Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters have been following news stories of Joe the Plumber somewhat or very closely. Among those following the news story, just 40% agree with Obama’s statement, and 47% disagree.

Forty-four percent (44%) of voters have a favorable opinion of Joe the Plumber, while another 41% have an unfavorable opinion and 15% are not sure. Among those following the story, the numbers for Joe are 58% favorable and 37% unfavorable.

As with just about everything touched by the presidential campaign, the responses divide sharply along partisan lines. Seventy-one percent (71%) of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Joe while 64% of Democrats express an unfavorable view.

The surprising star of the Presidential debate is a hit with middle income voters. Among those earning $40,000 a year to $100,000, 52% have a favorable opinion of Joe the Plumber while 33% offer an unfavorable assessment.

Those who earn less than $40,000 a year are less impressed—just 39% have a favorable opinion of him while 44% provide an unfavorable review.

Those with a higher income have an even lower opinion of Joe—35% favorable, 52% Unfavorable.
Condescending elitists.

I wonder what his ratings would have been had he not been mercilessly savaged by the leftist media the past few days?

There may be a small window for McCain to exploit his relative popularity among middle-class voters. He better act fast.

Update: Joe strikes back at the media morons.
"You know, when you can't ask a question of your leaders anymore, that gets scary," he said.
Thanks to Hot Air for the link.

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