POLL DU JOUR

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

81 per­cent of Amer­i­cans say they have not “done any­thing” to sup­port a cause be­cause a celebrity en­dorsed it.

58 per­cent say the sup­port of a celebrity can change peo­ple’s views of a po­lit­i­cal can­di­date; 60 per­cent of Repub­li­cans and 60 per­cent of Democrats agree.

55 per­cent over­all say a celebrity in­volved in a scan­dal can hurt a cause if they be­come in­volved with it; 29 per­cent dis­agree.

53 per­cent say celebri­ties can make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence when they get in­volved in a cause; 44 per­cent of Repub­li­cans and 67 per­cent of Democrats agree.

40 per­cent over­all say it is a “bad thing” when celebri­ties get in­volved in pol­i­tics or en­dorse a can­di­date; 61 per­cent of Repub­li­cans and 19 per­cent of Democrats agree.

38 per­cent over­all say the celebri­ties make lit­tle or no dif­fer­ence in a cause; 48 per­cent of Repub­li­cans and 26 per­cent of Democrats agree.

38 per­cent say it’s a good thing when celebri­ties get in­volved in pol­i­tics; 21 per­cent of Repub­li­cans and 59 per­cent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Har­ris poll of 2,577 U.S. adults con­ducted Sept. 18 to 24.

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