December 26, 2006

Voters believe Hillary and Obama would fare best on “Dancing with the Stars,” McCain best on national security

Posted in Clinton (F), Decision 2008, Obama, political satire at 6:44 am by thewashingtonbeltsider

by Tom Toburn

In voter polls based on trends out of New Hampshire, where early decisions in the Presidential primaries are made, voters are favoring Republican John McCain on most of the substantive issues, but think Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama would be the most effective at competing on the televsion program, “Dancing with the Stars.” The program, which airs on ABC on Wednesday nights, provides an outlet where celebrities can dance with professionals and earn prizes, and most voters do not feel Republican hopefuls McCain, or his challengers (including former New York mayor Rudy Guiliani, New Hampshire Governor Mitt Romney, and even former Florida Governor Jeb Bush) could perform gracefully on the program.

The poll asked respondents who among the Republican hopefuls could most effectively handle international security matters, and found voters preferred McCain over both Guiliani and Romney by almost a 2 to 1 margin, but they trusted Guiliani to make the best decisions on domestic national security. The question was not posed effectively as far as the democratic hopefuls. The poll had a sampling error of 2-3 percentage points, and the differences between the candidates in each case was outside the margin of error.


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