The Obama/McCain Car Owners Poll
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Kelley Blue Book Marketing Research has just made a survey among car owners about who they would vote for in the upcoming presidential elections and the results came out rather surprising to say the least. It's a very interesting idea in the first place and it manages t underline perfectly the idea of social categories from a car afficionado's point of view.
It seems that Republican John McCain gets more votes from people who own domestic brands (American) that generally translate into large SUVs. On the other side, Democrat Barack Obama seems to be more popular with people that tend to buy and drive smaller, imported cars that generally translate into hybrids and hatchbacks.
We'll let you draw the conclusions but we think the results are pretty obvious and they say a lot about America's political traditions, which are so well defined, that not even a financial crisis can change them.
However, this poll also gives you insight into who will eventually win this thing. With gas prices fluctuating like a tropical tide, it's no wonder McCain's popularity took a dive in polls, because more and more people are selling their gas-guzzling trucks and SUV and exchanging them for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles. Since Obama stands for changing this system, it's only natural that he come out shining in the polls.
One of the persons conducting this polls concluded: “Car ownership says a lot about a person, and can even be an indicator who they are likely to vote for. If consumers are concerned about the environment, they may choose a more eco-friendly vehicle, like a hybrid, and vote for the candidate with a favorable stance on energy. Consumers' values impact their purchasing decisions and reflect their preferences in political leaders”.
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