Voters, including Republicans, unwilling to support Miss California for public office
The study was conducted by HCD Research, using its MediaCurves Website, to try to get a grasp on people's perceptions of Prejean, her advocacy for the National Organization for Marriage and her controversial comments during the Miss USA 2009 pageant when she said she disagreed with gay marriage.
"When viewing the automated response curves, we saw that when the Miss California USA Pageant statement was read, the Republicans' and Independents' agreement levels were low and fairly consistent with each other whereas Democrats' agreement levels were high," remarked Glenn Kessler, President and CEO, HCD Research. "However all political parties were in agreement when Miss California stated that she was speaking from the heart."
A majority of Republicans (69 percent) and Independents (56 percent) reported that the statement released by the Miss California USA Pageant was "not" fair, according to the study, while a majority of Democrats (55 percent) indicated that the statement was a fair one.
People can see detailed results at www.mediacurves.com
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen