Thursday, April 05, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Progressive Political Celebrities Survey

Rasmussen (R) Progressive Political Celebrities Poll

I’m going to read you a short list of people in the news. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

Al Sharpton
  • Very favorable 8%
  • Somewhat favorable 18%
  • Somewhat unfavorable 23%
  • Very unfavorable 37%
  • No opinion 15%
Spike Lee
  • Very favorable 6%
  • Somewhat favorable 23%
  • Somewhat unfavorable 20%
  • Very unfavorable 28%
  • No opinion 23%
Bill Maher
  • Very favorable 12%
  • Somewhat favorable 19%
  • Somewhat unfavorable 14%
  • Very unfavorable 30%
  • No opinion 24%
Survey of 1,000 adults was conducted March 28-29, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Inside the numbers:
The partisan divide in this survey is predictable. Most Republicans strongly dislike Sharpton, Lee and Maher. A plurality of Democrats has a favorable view of all three, but they’re closely divided in their opinions of Sharpton. Sixteen percent (16%) of Democrats have a Very Favorable opinion of him, while the same number (16%) regard him Very Unfavorably.

Among adults not affiliated with either of the political parties, 59% share an unfavorable view of Sharpton, while pluralities dislike Lee and Maher.

Sixty-six percent (66%) of black Americans have a favorable opinion of Sharpton; 64% of whites and 72% of those of other races do not. Sixty-two percent (62%) of blacks view Lee favorably, compared to 23% of whites and 35% of adults of other races.

Men like Maher more than women do. He’s more popular with adults under 40 than he is among their elders.

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