Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Conservative race car ad plays to key supporters

Thought this was interesting.

OTTAWA (CP) - A new poll suggests Conservatives are reaching out to their cornerstone supporters by placing a party ad on a car in the Canadian NASCAR racing circuit

The survey by Decima Research suggests that 24 per cent of Canadians like or love NASCAR, while 62 per cent aren't interested in the sport and 13 per cent dislike or hate it.

Pollster Bruce Anderson says the NASCAR fans tend to be men, with support strongest in rural areas.

But he adds that his data show that Liberal supporters are actually as likely as Conservatives to be NASCAR supporters, suggesting there's potential to lure votes.

Anderson says a downside might be that non-NASCAR fans could conclude the party isn't interested in their votes.

The poll, conducted in the week after the Tories announced the deal with Whitlock Motor Sports, interviewed 1,000 people and is considered accurate to within 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Seems the Conservatives have been trying to convert the converted with the latest "look at me" attempt. Though some liberals watch Nascar, the conservatives risk alienating anyone who doesn't and they tend not to vote conservative anyways.

So all that was accomplished was a huge wastage of supporters donations, and Greenhouse Gas emissions with the Conservatives logo all over it.

Great job guys.

Maybe next time you could advertise on the side of an oil tanker. You could go all out pro-oil! Think of all the people who vote for you already getting excited to vote for you again!

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