Sunday, July 17, 2005

So much time, so little work....

In a possible attempt to prove that Canadians are second to no one in wasting time and column inches, the Canadian politics portal Politics Watch applied the results of exit polls in the 2004 US Presidential elections to determine the possibe political leanings of characters from the Simpsons.
So a random survey of 17 Springfield voters found the community to have eight Bush voters and eight Kerry voters, with one undecided -- Homer.

In 2004, Springfield is too close to call.
The author found that Springfield residents Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Abe Simpson, Monty Burns, Nick Rivera and Julius Hibbert (among others) would vote Republican while Marge Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Waylon Smithers and the Comic book guy (among others) would vote Democrat.

The author obviously is not a regular Simpsons fan, because he commits several mistakes. Krusty, for example, although listed a Democrat in the article, is elected to Congress as a Republican on the show.

Interestingly, the article was written the very day after the election, when the exit poll results were just out. Fast work, this.

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