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Tuesday, April 8

Male rock fans likely to vote Republican: survey


The Jacobs Media's Media/Technology Web Poll IV of more than 27,000 respondents cited stronger than expected interest in the November 2008 election among fans of rock, classic rock, and alternative radio stations.

It also found that John McCain, the Republican candidate for U.S. president, was the top pick for the Oval Office for men and classic rock partisans -- those people who tune in to stations playing music from the "original classic rock era" of 1964 to 1975, comprised of bands like Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd.

"People are clearly engaged by this election, even rockers. A lot of stations tend to shy away from politics because it's so polarizing, but this data suggests they'd better find a way to talk about politics this fall to keep listeners interested," said Fred Jacobs, president of Jacobs Media.

Well, I'm sure Clear Channel will do it's part in finding a way to talk about McPolitics since much of their station format is classic rock (and Clear Channel owns no all-news radio stations. Almost all of Clear Channel's primary talk stations are affiliated with Fox News Radio for national news)

remember the Newt/Rush connection?

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