Skip to comments.Love and Politics: Singles Weigh in on the Tea Party and America's Most Dateable Politicians
Posted on 10/13/2010 11:24:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Midterm elections are fast approaching and Zoosk.com, the world's largest social dating community, wanted to know what single Americans think of the current state of political affairs. Zoosk randomly surveyed 1,000 singles on a series of questions about politics and love. Below is a breakdown of the findings.
To view the ZooskTV video segment on the findings, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgsqrY9UrPk.
When it comes to love, singles don't let politics get in the way.
87% of singles said they date outside of their political party.
In particular, being in the Tea Party may help you get a dateor ensure you don't.
27% of singles said they would date a member of the Tea Party.
51% of singles said they would consider dating a member of the Tea Party.
22% of singles said they would never date someone affiliated with the Tea Party.
Sarah Palin and Gavin Newsom are considered the most "dateable" U.S. politicians.
It goes without saying that a politician would never have an affair. Ahem. But hypothetically speaking, who's the most dateable politician?
32% of men selected Sarah Palin (R) as the most dateable female politician, followed by:
* Christine O'Donnell (R, DE) with 22%
* M. Teresa Ruiz (D, NJ) with 18%
* Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) with 6%
* Condoleezza Rice (D) with 5%
33% of women think Gavin Newsom (D, CA) is the most dateable male politician, followed by:
* Barack Obama (D) with 24%
* Scott Brown (R, MA) with 15%
* Arnold Schwarzenegger (R, CA) with 14%
* John Edwards (D, NC) with 5%
The Reagans and the Obamas get the most votes for solid relationships.
Singles voted on which first couples from the Carter administration forward have or had the best relationship.
Overwhelmingly, men said Ronald and Nancy Reagan had the strongest marriage, while most women believe Barack and Michelle Obama have the strongest marriage. Men and women agreed on one thing George H. and Barbara Bush captured the least number of votes for best marriage, fewer even than Bill and Hillary Clinton.
For single men and women, nothing trumps their concern about the economy.
50% of singles surveyed said that the economy and unemployment are the most important political issues this year.
Healthcare trailed with 13% of the vote, followed by national security and education, which each received 7% of the vote.
The Zoosk poll was conducted online in October 2010 and fielded 1,000 responses from singles in the United States who use Zoosk. The breakdown of political affiliation when male-to-female input was factored one-to-one: 32% Democrats; 23% Republicans; 18% no party, 16% Independent, 5% Tea Party, 6% Libertarians and 2% Socialists. Of the respondents, 69% were male and 31% were female; survey results were normalized for gender so that male and female answers carried equal sway.
Zoosk is the world's largest social dating community, with millions of singles from around the globe using the service each month. Zoosk provides a safe and fun online dating experience that users can easily access from Zoosk's website, social networking applications, mobile services, and downloadable desktop application. Zoosk is available in more than 20 languages and has subscribers in more than 60 countries. The service enables users to join, browse, and send a limited number of messages for free. Zoosk users can upgrade to a premium subscription for full access or purchase virtual currency to buy select features and virtual gifts. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, the company is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.
HRC? Even Bill’s not into that and we know he’s not that particular. What about Michelle Bachman, Nikki Haley, and Kristi Noem?
Geez, I wonder why they didn’t poll whether men find Palin attractive? There are 6% of Americans who would date Hillary? This is proof that the male gay community is larger than we thought.
Since when is she a politician?
Is she running for some office?
What happened to author/celebrity?
Women think Michelle and Barry have a stronger marriage than Laura and W, Nancy and Ronny? I thought they were supposed to be the ones with the emotional intelligence!
Harry Reid says he would date Eleanor Roosevelt...”cause she’s still a sexy, sexy broad”.
“87% of singles said they date outside of their political party.”
Considering the importance of “similar values” in Marriage relationship, this would explain a lot about this groups “single” status!
I wasn’t surprised to find that 6% of singles found Hillary “dateable”. I was just surprised to find they were men!
And they'll screw an animal. And they'll loan explosives to the nice moslem family that lives next door. And they'll give their credit card numbers and personally identifiable information to the wino who just happens to walk down their street.
Obviously 87% of zoosk singles are brain dead. No change that. We already know the democrats are brian dead else they'd not be democrats. But that still leaves about 70% of the republicans (assuming a 50-50 mix on zoosk) who would date a liberal. They are brain dead.
As a single who is seriously looking for a new wife, I find it astonshing that anyone would stoop that low. It doesn't matter how good she looks, the evil form within always percolates to the outside.
How can you trust your heart to someone who is against everything you stand for?
More men would rather date Hillary than Condi? That’s incredible.
Sarah’s been a politician fo some time now. Haven’t you been paying attention?
She could be running for some office.... Not sure what that would be :))
Author and celebrity are just sidelines....
But you knew that, right?
“Men and women agreed on one thing George H. and Barbara Bush captured the least number of votes for best marriage, fewer even than Bill and Hillary Clinton. “
They’re brain-dead if they think that. GHW and the “Silver Fox” have been together HOW long and through HOW many rough patches? If I remember right, they got married when they were both in their early 20s at the latest, and are still together in their 80s. There exist NO credible reports of them ever cheating on each other, etc. No public arguments other than those done in jest or pulling each others’ legs. They are still on good terms with their kids. Their marriage survived moving all over the world, being both in and out of politics, business up and downswings, the death of a child from cancer,campaigns and public life for decades, and having their and their kids’ lives being given the media-proctological exam both from their careers and the kids’.
And they still live together in the same house.
And their marriage isn’t as good as the Clintons’??
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