iPhone users are twice as likely to be influenced by the Tea Party than voters who carry an Android or Blackberry phone, according to a new online poll by Zogby/463.
In addition, iPhone users are twice as likely to believe that Sarah Palin “speaks for them,” and 60 percent predict a Republican takeover of Congress this year.
The group claims a motley collection of more than 200 members, which span the spectrum from Cisco Systems, GOOD Technology, political technology consulting firms, the Academy of Art and the Pepperdine University School of Business.
Other cocktail party conversation starters the survey found:
- Nearly 60 percent of iPhone users are more likely to predict a Republican majority in Congress in this year’s mid-term elections, while only 44.8 percent of Blackberry and 46 percent of Android users are likely to predict a Republican majority.
- iPhone users are a pessimistic lot: Less than half of them feel confident about the country’s future over the next decade — but 78 percent of them feel confident about their personal future.
- Nearly 70 percent of Blackberry users feel confident about the country’s future over the same time period, and 90 percent of them are confident about their own futures.
Where do all these people live? Not, apparently, in Florida, where Florida Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio is campaigning for the senate seat. Nor in California, where another study found that the majority of iPhone users support the Democratic nominee for Governor Jerry Brown.
According to a recent Twitter posting from the AMP Summit, a bipartisan political technology conference, Rubio’s campaign recently “pissed away” $10,000 on developing an iPhone application only to receive 300 downloads.
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