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Bush Was 'Re-elected By Porsche Drivers'
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-7-2004 | David Rennie

Posted on 12/06/2004 5:35:24 PM PST by blam

Bush was 're-elected by Porsche drivers'

By David Rennie in Washington
(Filed: 07/12/2004)

The backroom wizards who won the American presidential election for George W Bush have disclosed how they tracked down every last Republican, even in traditionally unfriendly districts.

Using market research more normally reserved for the launch of a new soap powder or soft drink, they drew up a database indicating the likely political persuasion of every consumer, based on car brands, hobbies and favourite television programmes.

Research showed that the most Republican car was Porsche Having found America's water-skiing, golf-loving Porsche drivers, they then persuaded them to vote. Bush strategists told the New York Times that they targeted advertising minutely, sending advertising dollars to small, sometimes, tiny niche broadcasters and media outlets - from religious and country music radio outlets, to video screens hanging in a chain of gymnasiums.

Their research told them that the most Republican car marques were Porsche, followed by Jaguar, Land Rover, and General Motors. Other luxury car-makers that scored well among conservatives were Audi, Lexus and Jeep.

Volvo, Subaru and Volkswagen owners showed a strong Democratic bias. In general, Middle Americans favoured US-built vehicles. Sports were also a key indicator. Republicans loved golf, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, power-boating and riding horses.

Out of 34 recreational activities studied, only three were solid Democratic indicators: dancing, casino gambling and antique-shopping.

At any given time, Democrats were 15 per cent more likely to be watching television than Republicans, with top Democratic programmes being game shows and celebrity court cases.


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KEYWORDS: bush; bushvictory; drivers; porsche; reelected
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1 posted on 12/06/2004 5:35:26 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

This is hilarious!

Democrats were 50% more likely to have pointy heads.
Republicans were 99% more likely to go to work every day.


2 posted on 12/06/2004 5:37:02 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: blam

OH MY GAWD!!!!! I'm a democrat!


3 posted on 12/06/2004 5:37:22 PM PST by BruceysMom
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To: blam

Satire, or at least tongue-in-cheek.


4 posted on 12/06/2004 5:38:00 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: blam


The Porsche belongs to husband
and I voted for Bush.


5 posted on 12/06/2004 5:38:51 PM PST by onyx
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To: blam

Looks like I'm center right.


6 posted on 12/06/2004 5:40:56 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: blam

I love British humor, its so.......unintentional.


7 posted on 12/06/2004 5:40:58 PM PST by leadhead
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To: blam
I drive an 04 Mustang.

Maybe I count as someone who would drive a Porsche, if I had the cash. lol

8 posted on 12/06/2004 5:41:40 PM PST by KoRn
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To: blam

60 million Porche drivers! Is this a great country or what!


9 posted on 12/06/2004 5:41:55 PM PST by leadhead
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To: blam
My golf bag won't fit in my Audi S4 unless the top is down.

So there.

10 posted on 12/06/2004 5:42:59 PM PST by Jim Noble (FR Iraq policy debate begins 11/3/04. Pass the word.)
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To: blam
I always suspected the blue oval boys were more pinko than bow tie boyz. LOL.
11 posted on 12/06/2004 5:43:30 PM PST by Reaganez
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To: blam

L8R


12 posted on 12/06/2004 5:43:45 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Four more years)
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To: blam
Research showed that the most Republican car was Porsche Having found America's water-skiing, golf-loving Porsche drivers, they then persuaded them to vote.

Will water skis fit into the Porsche trunk? No matter, the two Republican Bush voters in this household drive a Volvo and a Ford SUV - and have never even tried to water ski.

13 posted on 12/06/2004 5:43:51 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: blam

God, I really hope that they really are this stupid!

This is a joke. - Identified us by our cars.
BTW, is everyone in England a python clone, or is this paper (The Telegraph) regarded as another liberal rag over there?

As for Porsches, I drive a Ferrari and a Mustang, not some German/Austrian piece of crap. (no offense to any followers of the the autobahn) 8^)


14 posted on 12/06/2004 5:43:58 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: blam

Beautiful 2001 silver Ford Taurus SES for this Bush voter!

I knew the part about dems driving Volvos, you should see all of 'em on the road in the SF Bay area!


15 posted on 12/06/2004 5:44:34 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Snappy, witty, humerous tagline needed! Will pay in Marlboro Miles...)
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To: blam
Oh man, what if your car isn't listed?

The Telegraph lifted this from somewhere, maybe the Onion?

16 posted on 12/06/2004 5:45:28 PM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: blam

Wait a second... I drive a V Dubya...

Hey, since the Passat is just an Audi A4 that costs thousands less... doesn't that make me an honorary Republican?


17 posted on 12/06/2004 5:45:55 PM PST by ambrose
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To: blam

Real Republicans do not drive UAW-made cars.


18 posted on 12/06/2004 5:46:22 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: blam

This is funny. I worked as a volunteer to re-elect the President, and I own a vintage Porsche...


19 posted on 12/06/2004 5:47:52 PM PST by Gulf War One
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To: bill1952

The Telegraph is a conservative newspaper IIRC.


20 posted on 12/06/2004 5:48:41 PM PST by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: blam

"and a liberal gal and a liberal guy...in a Yugo.


21 posted on 12/06/2004 5:48:56 PM PST by Wheens
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To: blam

Casino-gambling = Democrat

Very interesting... Parallels their outlook on life.


22 posted on 12/06/2004 5:49:07 PM PST by TFine80
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To: blam
Well, golly gee, where's that leave me? I just traded my Buick La Sabra in for a Buick Century -

of course, I bought my La Sabra second hand years ago and it gave up the ghost at 204,000 miles and a hole in the grill from hitting a wild turkey...and the "new" century is a 1991 with 104,000 already on it...cost a whopping $1,000.

Dang, it's great to be a wealthy republican...

23 posted on 12/06/2004 5:49:31 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: blam

Huh? I thought all of us Red State yahoos were in rusty pickups or taped-together gas guzzlers.
How can the unwashed, uneducated Red Staters be elite Porsche drivers? Talk about contradictory reasoning!
'Splain it to me.

I registered Republican in 1968, voted that way ever since, and have never even ridden in- or known anyone who owned- a Porsche. If I could find one, I'd own a Pacer- so I discredit their demographic right there! Lol


24 posted on 12/06/2004 5:49:40 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: blam

What about us BMW 7 series drivers? Oh well, we have a couple of Jeeps too. They probably explain our votes!


25 posted on 12/06/2004 5:51:04 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Nuke the Cube!)
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To: leadhead

Hey, where's MY Porche??!!


26 posted on 12/06/2004 5:51:12 PM PST by June Cleaver (in here, Ward . . .)
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To: mountaineer
Will water skis fit into the Porsche trunk?

If that's a concern, I suggest the Cayenne Turbo SUV. 450 HP. I voted for Bush twice, and I'm still waiting for mine to be delivered.

27 posted on 12/06/2004 5:51:22 PM PST by Fresh Wind (All we are say-y-y-y-ing is give Beast a chance!)
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To: blam
Their research told them that the most Republican car marques were Porsche, followed by Jaguar, Land Rover, and General Motors. Other luxury car-makers that scored well among conservatives were Audi, Lexus and Jeep.


Not a single one of which I own. :(
28 posted on 12/06/2004 5:51:23 PM PST by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: Dog Gone

My neighborhood is about 65% Repub. The Dem houses with Kerry signs had brand new BMW 7-series. I saw a few Repubs with BMWs too. Smaller 3-series and M-3s. Lots of minivan Repubs and SUVs.


29 posted on 12/06/2004 5:51:34 PM PST by FrankRepublican (Boycott NBC & their parent company General Electric for smearing the USMC)
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To: Navy Patriot
Not from the Onion but true research.

If the car brand is not listed it is one that did not skew heavily in either direction.Some of it just confirms common sense.Volvos are driven by wealthy liberals who don't want to be seen in "over-class" Mercedes or BMWs. Republicans like golf and fishing in greater numbers than liberals.That is not news.

Porche owners typically own more than one car.So that is not what they use to go water skiing.This is effective advertising rather than just carpet bombing advertising on the major networks. That does not mean there are no liberals driving Porche and conservatives driving Volvo.
30 posted on 12/06/2004 5:51:48 PM PST by Reaganez
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To: blam

Porche sales must really be up.


31 posted on 12/06/2004 5:53:02 PM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: blam

Many years ago, when the new 911 Targa whale tail was intoduced, Porsch had what I think was the best ad campaign ever. They identified the zipcodes that had the desired demographics of their raket market..single, higher income males..and they had a beautiful poster of the car made..and mailed to each person..came in a cardboard tube..hig class..but when you unrolled, it, and it was like 2' x 3'..on the license plate of the car was "your name"..I still have mine somewheres..


32 posted on 12/06/2004 5:53:33 PM PST by ken5050
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To: Theresawithanh
I knew the part about dems driving Volvos, you should see all of 'em on the road in the SF Bay area!

Wow - another female conservative in the Bay Area! That's something to celebrate! Hang in there....

Cheers, CC :)

33 posted on 12/06/2004 5:54:00 PM PST by CheneyChick (Proud to be a Vet!)
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To: blam
I can't believe they are still trying to figure out which train it was that hit them. As a Republican, I would never drive anything built in Europe.

And what happened to Toyotas and Hondas in this survey? There are 10 to 20 Toyotas or Hondas for every Suburu on the road.

Muleteam1

34 posted on 12/06/2004 5:54:42 PM PST by Muleteam1
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To: bill1952
"As for Porsches, I drive a Ferrari and a Mustang"

Care to adopt a 50 y/o woman with child, 6 dogs, turtle, parrot...

35 posted on 12/06/2004 5:55:42 PM PST by Hi Heels (Proud to be a Pajamarazzi.)
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To: blam

Porsche squishen GMC truck owner Montanans voted for GW


36 posted on 12/06/2004 5:55:54 PM PST by hawker7
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To: blam

Guess it's time to invest in Europe with one's options in the market...


37 posted on 12/06/2004 5:56:01 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: blam
Darn, my Honda dealer forgot to tell me that Bush voters are entitled to a 911 Carrera. And here I am, driving a lowly Accord four-banger. I thought membership in VRWC would pay off. Thanks for nothing guys.
38 posted on 12/06/2004 5:57:05 PM PST by FrozenCavemanLawyer
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To: blam
Wul, down Texas way a lot of us drive pickemup trucks.

Now, they may be Cadillac pickemup trucks, but if you look at the tire tread you'll probably see a little fresh cow crap.

I don't think Porshe makes a pickemup truck.

39 posted on 12/06/2004 5:59:57 PM PST by TexasCowboy (Texan by birth, citizen of Jesusland by the Grace of God)
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To: blam
Hey, Blam! You're off topic. Not an old bone to be found anywhere here.

How about a Ford truck?

A view from the rear view mirror of a Yugo!

A Yugo-eye view!

40 posted on 12/06/2004 6:01:13 PM PST by Coyoteman
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To: Reaganez
Re: #30, I believe you.

These Brits are just too funny though, and I would have liked to see some of the political ads that actually resulted from this research. But being in California, Pubbies didn't spend a dime on my vote. Everything I did see I got off the net.

41 posted on 12/06/2004 6:01:27 PM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: ClearBlueSky

It's OK to drive a Porsche...you just have to lose the gas cap and stuff an old handkerchief in the opening.


42 posted on 12/06/2004 6:01:37 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: hawker7

Hey;

I live in Montana and I drive a Mercedes-Benz, yes I too voted for BUSH.


43 posted on 12/06/2004 6:01:45 PM PST by GaryMontana (The future belongs to the bold, not the cowards who hide under rags (ragheads)!)
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To: blam

This Jeep owner voted Bush. :-)


44 posted on 12/06/2004 6:03:33 PM PST by TheBigB (I sure could go for a charbroiled hamburger sammich and some french fried potatoes!)
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To: Navy Patriot
They did not make specific adds to target specific audiences but they ran generic adds aimed at specific audiences.

For example if you watch Speedvision or the Golf Channel you would have seen Bush adds.Even in California.
45 posted on 12/06/2004 6:05:55 PM PST by Reaganez
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To: TheBigB

VW OWNER FOR BUSH!


46 posted on 12/06/2004 6:11:08 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: blam

My car shopping has just gotten a little easier. While I've long thought the Subaru Outback would be the sensible purchase, I've been hankerin for an Audi Quattro wagon. The Audi is looking more and more sensible.


47 posted on 12/06/2004 6:14:19 PM PST by Cosmo (Got wood?)
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To: blam

Jeep SUV's for Bush!


48 posted on 12/06/2004 6:16:07 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Dashing Dasher
"Democrats were 50% more likely to have pointy heads. Republicans were 99% more likely to go to work every day."

Okay .... I just spit beer all over my terminal. LMAO!

49 posted on 12/06/2004 6:17:41 PM PST by Jackknife (.......Land of the Free,because of the Brave.)
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To: blam

Sounds like the "exit poll" folks did this research! Morons.


50 posted on 12/06/2004 6:19:23 PM PST by LisaMalia (Merry CHRISTmas!)
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