Americans Would Vote For Independent

However, the numbers go down considerably when people find out it’s Bloomberg that’s the candidate.

Thinking of the presidential election next year, would you consider voting for an independent candidate who is not a Democrat or Republican?

Definitely would consider 22%
Probably would consider 44%
Probably would not consider 16%
Definitely would not consider 14%
Not sure 3%

Recently, Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, changed his party affiliation from Republican to independent. There has been talk that he is considering a run for president as an independent. Would you vote for Michael Bloomberg if he was to run for president?

Definitely would vote for him 3%
Probably would vote for him 20%
Probably would not vote for him 39%
Definitely would not vote for him 28%
Not sure 11%

Source: Harris Interactive
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,010 American adults, conducted from Jul. 10 to Jul. 16, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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