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Sorry, Kid Rock: Voters Still Aren’t Amped Up About Electing Entertainers

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Musician Kid Rock recently announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Michigan next year, but despite a celebrity winning the White House, voters aren’t any more likely to say they’d vote for a prominent entertainer.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only seven percent (7%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would be more likely to vote for a prominent entertainer who runs for public office. Fifty-one percent (51%) say they would be less likely to vote for an entertainer, while 38% say the candidate’s profession and prominence would have no influence on their vote. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 16-17, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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