UK favours Bush for US, reveals PR Week UK survey

The UK public would elect George W Bush as US president, according

to research carried out this week.



The NOP Solutions survey for PR Week UK confirms evidence of recent US

opinion polls about next week's presidential election - Texas governor

and Republican presidential candidate Bush is heading for the White

House.



In response to the question 'Who would you vote for in the US

election?', Bush scored a 12 point lead over vice-president and

Democratic nominee Al Gore. Bush scored 56 per cent to only 44 per cent

for Gore.



The survey suggests women are most put-off by Gore, with Bush taking a

59-41 lead among female respondents. Gore's appeal to men is more

convincing, though he still trails by six points in that category.



The research found almost 60 per cent of people believe US politicians

are more concerned with image than those in the UK. Only ten per cent

felt British power-brokers were more concerned with managing their

reputations.



A third felt there was no diference between US and UK politicians'

preoccupation with image.



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