Skip to comments.Election Goes To The Dogs (first Presidential Dog Poll)
Posted on 08/27/2004 8:29:56 PM PDT by Born Conservative
|Election Goes To The Dogs: 51-27% Dog Owners Prefer German Shepherd Dog Over Scottish Terrier as ''First Dog''
Friday August 27, 4:11 pm ET
WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2004--51-37 Percent Trust Bush More Than Kerry to Walk Their Dog; 44-37 Percent Believe Bush Better For Happiness of Their Dog; Dog Owners Say Bush Reminds Them of Labrador Retriever or Rottweiler (Tie at 20 Percent), 15 Percent Say Kerry Reminds Them of Labrador Retriever, 14 Percent Poodle
Forget about red and blue states, this year's presidential election has gone to the dogs.
According to results in the first Presidential Dog Poll sponsored by the AKC Rewards Visa(1) Card from Bank One, dog owners likely to vote in the 2004 presidential election said they preferred a German Shepherd Dog serve as the First Dog for the next four years, 51-27 percent, over a Scottish Terrier! Respondents were not told that Senator Kerry owns a German Shepherd Dog and that President Bush owns a Scottish Terrier.
The poll also found that 51 percent of dog owners trusted Bush more than Kerry (37 percent) to walk their dog, while 44 percent believe the Bush administration is better for the happiness of their dog vs. 37 percent for the Kerry Administration.
The omnibus poll, which was conducted by Braun Research, Inc. during the dog days of summer, Aug. 23-24, surveyed a national probability sample of 1000 adult voters likely to vote in the upcoming presidential election, living in private households in the continental United States. The margin of error is approximately +/- 3.5 percent.
"The German Shepherd Dog has been the third most popular dog in America for years so it's no surprise that he is also the 'First Dog' frontrunner," said Gail Miller, Director of Media Relations for the AKC. "Possessing a high degree of intelligence, courage and loyalty, the German Shepherd Dog is the perfect companion, protector and friend - qualities which make him an excellent choice as the canine leader of the free world."
In a finding that may raise the candidates' fur, dog owners say Bush reminds them of either a Labrador Retriever or Rottweiler (tie at 20 percent), 15 percent say Kerry reminds them of a Labrador Retriever, 14 percent Poodle.
The AKC Rewards Visa Card from Bank One allows cardmembers to earn a full one percent back on every purchase they make for themselves and their dog. Each time cardmembers reach 2,500 points, they can choose to redeem the points for a $25 check or a $25 gift card or gift certificate at selected merchants. Cardmembers also receive 1,000 bonus points after their first purchase. For more information about the card and the 35 different breeds you may have pictured on your card, visit www.bankone.com.
The American Kennel Club (AKC), founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of purebred dogs. The AKC maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States, and along with its 4,500 licensed and member clubs, educates the general public about responsible dog ownership. More than 16,000 competitions for purebred dogs are held under AKC rules each year including conformation, agility, obedience, tracking, herding, lure coursing, hunt tests, and field and earthdog trials. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM - News) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.1 trillion and operations in more than 50 countries. The company has approximately 96 million credit cards issued. Under the JPMorgan, Chase and Bank One brands, the firm serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients. Information about the firm is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
This is absurd! I want a repoll now! :)
"He's been able so far to keep John Kerry on a short leash and keep Tereza muzzled for at least this week."
Yeah. I did notice that. After that four years of hell comment, she's been extremely quiet. I guess the muzzling, as you put it, is quite appropriate.
They ignore the TV, because they are more interested in us or themselves.
We have been fascinated though, that when Kerry comes on they leave the room or want to go outside.
Being honest Republicans, we will not be registering them to vote.
Rottweiler or Poodle as a wartime President? I'll take the Rottweiler! (Although I do love German Shepherds.)
Kerry's a German Shepherd owner? Gee, I finally found a point of agreement with the junior Senator from Massachusetts.
Of course if we did register them to vote, at least they'd be alive. We only register living things.
Max (the Lab) and Chopper (the Dane) were wagging their tails like crazy last weekend when we put our BUSH CHENEY yardsign out.
But when it comes to voting, well, they dont even have green cards.
That's it. We've got to secure our borders. :)
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