In these fractious, Red State/Blue State times, it’s kind of surprising that all Americans can agree on our next president, even if the majority vote does go to Justin Timberlake.
Yes, according to a brand-new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, JT was the overwhelming choice when folks were asked which musician they’d like to see as president, being named in 34 percent of all surveys. Adele and Beyoncé also were favorites for the White House, getting 19 and 14 percent, respectively.
And another thing we can all agree on? A mutual dislike of Justin Bieber. The Biebs is universally despised by Americans, regardless of their party affiliation. In fact, of all the artists mentioned in the poll of 571 voters, he was the only artist who was disliked by Democrats (54 percent), Republicans (56 percent) and independents (56 percent).
Of course, he wasn’t alone … Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Rihanna were also rated unfavorably by a majority of those polled, though, to be fair, a full 75 percent of those folks also told PPP they had never been “to the club,” 77 percent rated Classical music favorably, and 60 percent were over the age of 45. Then again, those same folks showed some pretty decent judgment: when asked by PPP if Rihanna should have rekindled her romance with Brown, 67 percent said she should not have.
Along with Timberlake, Adele and Bey, Taylor Swift earned favorability ratings above 50 percent, but perhaps Timberlake shouldn’t be planning a run for office just yet. PPP asked those surveyed how they believed JT should be spending his time — acting, making music, playing golf or getting back together with ’N Sync — 40 percent said they wanted him to head back to the recording studio… and 31 percent said he’d be better off hitting the links.