By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
Americans just don't seem to be as crazy about vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., as White House residents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Asked in our new Whispers poll which summer White House location Americans would most like to visit, Key West, Fla., the fave of former President Harry S. Truman, took the prize with 35 percent. Martha's Vineyard, where Obama is taking a $25,000 holiday with his family, was second at 19 percent, tied with Ronald Reagan's Santa Barbara. In the Internet poll conducted by Synovate eNation, Kennebunkport, Maine, the summer vacation spot for former President George H. W. Bush, and Jackson Hole, Wyo., where Clinton rested for two summers, came in fourth and fifth.
The Whispers Poll
President Obama has chosen Martha's Vineyard, Mass., a tony favorite of East Coast vacationers, as his summer White House location. Which presidential vacation spot would you most like to visit?
|Key West, Fla., like Truman||35%|
|Martha's Vineyard, like Obama||19%|
|Santa Barbara, Calif., like Reagan||19%|
|Kennebunkport, Maine, like Bush||14%|
|Jackson Hole, Wyo., like Clinton||13%|
Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted August 6-10 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.
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