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If Hollywood Ran America
Fox News ^ | 2-22-07

Posted on 02/22/2007 11:18:51 AM PST by SJackson

When it comes to Hollywood-style candidates for president, Americans like the strong, silent type. Specifically, they prefer Clint Eastwood.

But if they can’t have Eastwood, then Oprah Winfrey comes in a close second, according to a just-released FOX News Poll.

conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for FOX News from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31. The poll has a 3-point error margin.

The poll was taken as part of a FOX News special, “Reel Politics: If Hollywood Ran America.” The hourlong program will air Saturday at 4 p.m. ET and Sunday at 4 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight ET. FOX News Entertainment Correspondent Bill McCuddy hosts the special.

Click here to view full results of the poll.(pdf)

From a list of six celebrities, the poll asked Americans which one they would like to see —hypothetically — in the White House. In addition to Eastwood and Winfrey, the list included Sean Penn, Barbra Streisand, Mel Gibson and Angelina Jolie.

 


(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS:
“Which would you prefer — Al Gore making movies or Barbra Streisand making policy?”

Democrats are more likely to say they would support Winfrey (40 percent) than Eastwood (25 percent). Among Republicans, Eastwood (40 percent) is the clear favorite, followed by Gibson (18 percent) and Winfrey (17 percent). Independents are evenly split between Eastwood and Winfrey (32 percent each).

A 54 percent majority says they would prefer Gore making movies, far outdistancing the 15 percent that like the idea of Streisand making policy.

1 posted on 02/22/2007 11:18:53 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson
We'd be Sweden !
2 posted on 02/22/2007 11:19:56 AM PST by IrishMike ("Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.")
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To: SJackson

I don't know about President but if Winfrey ran for Mayor of Chicago she would win in a walk.


3 posted on 02/22/2007 11:20:02 AM PST by Borges
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To: SJackson

If Hollywood ran America I might move to Mexico.


4 posted on 02/22/2007 11:20:38 AM PST by The South Texan (sAM)
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To: SJackson
Whaddaya mean if?!?!? ;)
5 posted on 02/22/2007 11:21:24 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: SJackson

How quickly they forget Reagan.


6 posted on 02/22/2007 11:23:50 AM PST by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: Borges

or a waddle.


7 posted on 02/22/2007 11:27:15 AM PST by brivette
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To: The South Texan; durasell

What if Bollywood ran America? Everyone's life would be a B movie style crime drama where people occasionally put on sunglasses and burst into song.


8 posted on 02/22/2007 11:29:28 AM PST by Borges
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To: SJackson
We would live in a Socialist HELL with the Hollywood elites living on the top small upper crust...
9 posted on 02/22/2007 11:31:05 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SJackson

If Hollywood ran America there would be a sex clown in every old age retirement home.


10 posted on 02/22/2007 11:32:51 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: 2banana
...and anyone who should the least sign of discontent would be flagged for electroshock therapy -- for the common good.
11 posted on 02/22/2007 11:35:14 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: SJackson

Eastwood, nah Chuck Norris would fight him for it.


12 posted on 02/22/2007 11:37:51 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: SJackson

This one is easy.....anyone know where McCarthy is? Hollywood got shut down during the McCarthy era. Time to do it again. It took about 60 years for them to get back to where they are now.


13 posted on 02/22/2007 11:40:10 AM PST by RC2
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To: SJackson
What about this guy?
I'd vote for this guy over
folks I've seen so far . . .

14 posted on 02/22/2007 11:40:13 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: SJackson
If Hollywood Ran America

They'd make a law requiring us to watch their insipid, banal, trashy movies and send us to a maximum security prison for 10 yrs if we refused.

15 posted on 02/22/2007 11:40:22 AM PST by Tamar1973 (Note to Hillary, Boxer and Fonda: The peas called, they want their pod back!)
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To: SJackson

Hollywood is five very large companies with diversified products.

Oddly, they remain one of the few American industries with a profitable global market.


16 posted on 02/22/2007 12:02:03 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: SJackson

Gosh with that list, I would pick Eastwood too. What a bunch they offered. lol.


17 posted on 02/22/2007 12:07:51 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: RC2

Why would you want to harm one of this country's most productive and proftiable industries?


18 posted on 02/22/2007 12:10:55 PM PST by Borges
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To: SJackson

Streisand in the White House?
Dude, don't even JOKE like that! (Shudders at the thought of it).


19 posted on 02/22/2007 12:21:36 PM PST by Chewie84
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To: SJackson

man , I sure miss John Wayne , Jimmy Stewart and all the other great patriots that have done their time on the silver screen. Where have they all gone?


20 posted on 02/22/2007 12:32:51 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: SJackson

Here's how they come up with some of this crapola:

1) Would you prefer a retarded goat to run America, or Clint Eastwood?

2) Should Oprah Winfrey develop national policy, or a 3-legged ant-eater?

3) Which would be better for developing energy policy - Barbra Streisand or a mongoloid chimpanzee??

4) (Make up your own question)

. . . . . .


21 posted on 02/22/2007 12:40:11 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: SJackson


The strong silent type? Oprah?


22 posted on 02/22/2007 1:02:49 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: DustyMoment
Barbra Streisand or a mongoloid chimpanzee

are not these two the same thing ?

23 posted on 02/22/2007 1:34:59 PM PST by clamper1797 (What's black and brown and looks good on a lawyer ... a pair of Doberman's)
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To: clamper1797
are not these two the same thing ?

LOL!! It was a trick question.

24 posted on 02/22/2007 5:19:41 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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