Friday, August 03, 2007

Who are you Voting For, The Candidate or the Spouse?


I saw this news story about Rudy Giuliani and his wife the other day that paints his wife as a scheming social climber. Read story:




But the part that surprised me the most was a poll on how much a presidential candidates spouse factors in when people are picking who to vote for. The results of over 98,000 people were:

When voting for president, how much does a candidate's spouse affect your choice?


A little 44%
A lot 32%
Not at all 24%


Do you agree with the results? How would you vote?

11 comments:

Melanie said...

I do. I think Laura Bush's sweet, humble personality helped the Big W...especially after 8 years of Hillary.

Nora said...

I like Laura Bush, but I don't feel as if it weighed in on my decision on who to vote for. I'm very surprised that it does for anyone. I would personally prefer the first ladies (or men) to be low key and fly under the radar.

Melanie said...

Don't forget who the political genius is here, OK?

Kara C. said...

Ha! I really like Laura Bush and I think it did effect my decision to vote for W.

Kara C. said...

But in general, I don't know.

Nora said...

Mel, that according to one very disturbed friend of mine? (admit it Chris!) Not very compelling evidence of genius..

Chris C. said...

laura bush is the perfect stepford wife - in public anyway. nora is so jealous that you are in fact a political genius, mel. you can be a genius too nora, just not in politics. you have been living in redneck florida for too long!

Nora said...

meow!!!! spit! hisss!...

Melanie said...

Don't be jealous girls that Chris thinks I'm the best Smith sister...

Melanie said...
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Nora said...

maybe you and Chris should go get a room?