Hasselbeck, Tebow, Spike Lee, Ellen are Among America's Most Politically Polarizing Celebrities

New data from E-Poll Market Research reveals which celebrities are preferred by Republicans and Democrats
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Aug. 29, 2012 - PRLog -- Hasselbeck, Tebow, Spike Lee, Ellen are Among America's Most Politically Polarizing Celebrities

Research Reveals Which Celebrities are Preferred by Republicans and Democrats.

(August 29, 2012, Encino, CA) The upcoming Presidential election is shaping up as a highly partisan contest, with Republicans and Democrats disagreeing on many issues.  When it comes to celebrities, opinions can also be divided along party lines.

E-Poll Market Research has combed through its E-Score Celebrity® database of more than 7,000 celebrities to find which ones have the most partisan appeal; in other words, which celebrities are most preferred by members of one of the two major U.S. political parties.

Preferred by Republicans-----Appeal Difference
Elisabeth Hasselbeck---------51%
Hank Williams Jr.------------36%
Tim Tebow--------------------36%
Ted Nugent-------------------32%
Amy Grant--------------------27%
Anna Kournikova--------------21%
Jimmy Buffett----------------20%
Patricia Heaton--------------19%
Cesar Millan-----------------19%
George Eads------------------18%

Preferred by Democrats-----Appeal Difference
Spike Lee------------------44%
Joy Behar------------------35%
Forest Whitaker------------34%
Whoopi Goldberg------------32%
Sean Penn------------------31%
Danny Trejo----------------31%
Malcolm Jamal Warner-------30%
Ellen DeGeneres------------30%
Ice Cube-------------------30%
Source: E-Score Celebrity

To create this list, each celebrity’s appeal level among members of one party is subtracted from the appeal among the other party to find the greatest differences, or the celebrities with the biggest partisan appeal.  For example, Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s appeal is 51 percentage points higher among Republicans than it is among Democrats.  The list excludes politicians, political commentators and news personalities.

About E-Poll® Market Research
E-Poll Market Research provides full service quantitative and qualitative consumer research to media and entertainment companies, agencies and Fortune 1,000 enterprises.  Based in Encino, CA, E-Poll’s research products include the E-Score family of celebrity, character and brand evaluations and Program Pulse™ Television.

About E-Score® Celebrity
E-Score Celebrity is conducted weekly among a nationally representative sample of 1,100 respondents ages 13+ and evaluates each personality on measures of awareness, appeal and 46 key personality attributes. With a database of more than 7,000 individuals, E-Score Celebrity is the preeminent source of celebrity tracking information used by major brands, agencies and advertisers to guide critical marketing decisions.  It is part of the family of E-Score products produced by E-Poll Market Research.
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