So much for celebrity street cred.
A Rasmussen poll out this week found that only a tiny percentage of Americans say they’d be more likely to vote for a famous person who’s running for political office than a regular politician. The survey comes out on the heels of the news that “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken is running as a Democrat for Congress in North Carolina.
Just 4 percent of likely U.S. voters said they’d be more inclined to vote for an entertainer, however. About 42 percent said they’d be less likely to vote for a prominent Hollywood type and 52 percent said a candidate’s celebrity status would have no bearing on their vote.
Aiken announced last week, via YouTube video, that he was seeking the House seat in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. If he wins the May primary, he’ll most likely be up against incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., in the fall.