Sunday, April 27, 2008
Youth Poll: Jon Stewart vs. Stephen Colbert
Image from LA Times
This poll on the attitudes of young voters is a very interesting read, and concerns much more than Comedy Central hosts. But it is that part that is most entertaining. I was surprised to see that Colbert's most devoted fans seem to be the youngest of voters, the most educated (which can't be quite the same group), and Republicans. The Republicans know that Colbert is putting on a Bill O'Reilly parody character, right?
(Hat-tip to AmericaBlog for the link).
Colbert vs Stewart
. . .So, who's better? A new poll conducted by Harvard University's Institute of Politics gives us some answers about how the young set -- ages 18-24 -- come down on that very question. (You can view the poll, which provides a fascinating window into the minds of young voters on a range of issues, on the IOP website. A word of caution: the poll was conducted entirely online, a still somewhat new methodology that is not yet broadly accepted within the polling world.). . .
Read more at: Washington Post.com
[Excerpt from actual poll]
Stewart, Colbert or Neither?
With overall name recognition of 84 percent, there is little doubt that Stewart and Colbert are playing some role in the political education/ entertainment of this generation. . .
See complete poll and analysis at: Institute of Politics, Harvard