Kerry comes in last place in political likability poll

Via Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic Sen. John Kerry, mulling a second bid for the U.S. presidency, finished dead last in a poll released on Monday on the likability of 20 top American political figures.

Among those placing ahead of Kerry were about a dozen potential 2008 White House rivals, including Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

“This is bad bad news for Kerry,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Hamden, Connecticut, which conducted the survey.

“Americans know who he is, and have pretty much decided they don’t like him,” said Brown. He noted the poll found that 95 percent of respondents said they had heard enough about Kerry, who lost the 2004 White House race to President Bush, to rate the Massachusetts Democrat.


During the congressional campaign, Kerry sought to help fellow Democrats but drew bipartisan fire for “a botched joke” about Bush and the Iraq war.

Yet even before Kerry’s attempt at humor, he did not fare well in similar Quinnipiac polls this year.

Not exactly surprising, eh?

The President came in 15th place (out of 20) right behind Al Gore (wha??). Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani came in first place in the poll.

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